Research Study Published in Agronomy Journal
An-Najah University researcher Imad Ibrik from the Electrical Engineering Department, and the Energy Research Center Director, conducted a research study titled: “Micro-Grid Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture in Palestine". The research has been published in Agronomy Journal, as part of the Special Issue “Photovoltaics and Electrification in Agriculture”, Agronomy is monthly peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal with an impact factor of 2.603, and indexed in Scopus as a Q1 journal.
The study focused on the impact of using micro-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in rural areas in the West Bank, Palestine. The paper details two case studies from Palestine and shows the inter-relation between energy, water and food in rural areas to demonstrate how the availability of sustainable energy can ensure water availability, improve agricultural productivity and increase food security. Further, the paper attempts to evaluate the technical and economic impacts of the application of nexus approaches to Palestine’s rural areas. The results of this study are for a real implemented project and predict the long-term success of small, sustainable energy projects in developing rural areas in Palestine.
To see full research, click on below the link: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/10/10/1474/htm