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Karabük Üniversitesi (2021)

Solar energy in Libya

ALWAKWAK Mohamed Ali

Titre : Solar energy in Libya

Libya’da güneş enerjisi

Auteur : ALWAKWAK Mohamed Ali

Université de soutenance : Karabük Üniversitesi

Grade : Master of Science (MSc) 2021

In this study, solar energy generation potential in Libya was investigated. Since there are many desert areas and high sunlight throughout the year, the potential to generate solar energy is very high. The average power output capacity is about 6 kWh / m2 and the total capacity was measured as 2264 kWh / m2 in one year. According to the Libyan Renewable Energy Authority, the annual sunlight duration is more than 3,000 hours. According to the Libyan Renewable Energy Authority, the annual duration of sunlight is more than 3,000 hours. Approximately 90 percent of Libya’s surface area, which is 1.759 million square meters, consists of desert. In this respect, these areas, which are not suitable for agriculture, can be used in solar energy production. Approximately 50% of these deserts are evaluated, and the potential to generate 53 Terawatt (TW) of electricity per hour can be calculated. It currently produces 3000 Megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar energy annually, which is very small compared to its current generation potential. Considering that it currently needs 34000 MWh of electricity per year, 8 percent of its need is met from the sun. Therefore, Libya seeks to resort to renewable energy to meet its needs of electric energy and to reduce dependence on oil and natural gas, in order to achieve a relative diversity in the sources of income in the Libyan economy. Having modest experience in using solar cell systems, Libya aims to increase it and at least %25 percent of its need would be produced from renewable sources like solar energy. This study also investigates the current and potential use of Libya’s solar energy from agriculture to industry.


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