Energy Research Center – ANU, conducts researches and field visits in municipalities and companies in Palestine
The “Energy Research Center “at An-Najah National University conducted field visits to some municipalities in Palestine , aimed at encouraging them using the renewable energy in all sectors in their municipalities.
On the first of April 2016, ERC visited Bedia Municipality in Salfit Governorate in Palestine, Dr Imad Ibrik – ERC Director ,met the Municipal Director and some of administrative and technical staff in the Municipal, he explained them the advantage of using renewable energy especially solar power energy in saving their money, provides energy reliability, security, independency, and stopping global warming.
The visits was part of the support service which was lunched as one of ETRERA_2020 FP7 – EU Project (ERC Partner) activities to provide organizations and institutions in Palestine and partner countries with innovative technology services in R&D facilities in solar, wind and smart grid to speed up market transfer of innovative solutions , provide start-up assistance and a business advisory link between the work of researchers and SMEs market’s needs; and to support the removal of barriers to enable viable, competitive and sustainable businesses.
Mentioned that the ERC signed a memorandum of understanding with five Industries, Companies, and research utilities in Palestine: Tubas District Electricity CO LTD, Tin Works Co., Seniora Food Company, Arab Women's Union Hospital (Ittihad hospital), and Al- Amour Industrial & Trading Co. Under ETRERA_2020 Project-Empowering Trans-Mediterranean Renewable Energy Research Alliance for 2020 Challenges to establish collaboration - to develop a Research Results Valorization Service in order to contribute to reduce the gap between research and innovation in the renewable energy and energy conservation sectors in Palestine.
The ERC was delivered a detailed reports to the above institutions on the possibility of feeding their production lines using renewable energy technologies, and Energy Efficiency Methods and Technique.