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    Techno-economic feasibility of energy supply of remote villages in Palestine by PV-systems, diesel generators and electric grid

    Marwan M. Mahmoudnext termCorresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author and Imad H. Ibrik

    Energy Research Centre, An-Najah National University, Nablus, P.O. Box 721, West Bank, Palestine

    Received 14 September 2004; 
    accepted 15 September 2004. 
    Available online 11 November 2004.



    As a contribution to the development program of rural areas in Palestine, this paper presents three energy supply alternatives for a remote village represented in PV system, diesel generator and electric grid. Design of these systems and the associated costs of their utilization are illustrated.

    A computer-aided dynamic economic evaluation method with five indicators is used to compare the economic-effectiveness of these energy systems. The results show that, utilizing of PV systems for rural electrification in Palestine is economically more feasible than using diesel generators or extension of the high voltage electric grid. The obtained results represents also a helpful reference for energy planers in Palestine and justify the consideration of PV systems more seriously.

    Keywords: Techno-economic feasibility of energy systems; Rural electrification dynamic evaluation methods; PV-power generators

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