What is it about?

This article proposed a hybrid off-grid energy system (HES) to effectively energize the quarantine COVID-19 center in Gaza economically and environmentally. To achieve this aim, the estimated load profile of the quarantine center is fed to the HOMER-Pro program. In addition, the various systems components are introduced to the program, then modeled, and optimized. The developed approach was tested using a real case study considering realistic input data. HOMER-Pro program is used to simulate and optimize the system design.

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Why is it important?

1. Highlighting the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of hybrid renewable energy resources in Gaza-Strip; 2. Proposing the first HES that consists of three sources of energy in the country; 3. Providing the optimum design parameters of a HES consists of PV/Wind/Diesel generators to provide 100% of electrical energy for a COVID-19 quarantine center in Gaza-Strip; 4. Proving the capability of the local renewable energies to be a part of the solution in overcoming the economic and social crisis the sector is experiencing as a result of the electricity deficit; 5. Calculating The payback period and 6. Estimating the cost of producing energy from HES considering the cost of an environmental hazard.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations. This article also lead to present a hybrid system that can energize quarantine center in Gaza to reduce dependence on fossil fuel.

Hala El-Khozondar

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This page is a summary of: Standalone hybrid PV /wind/diesel‐electric generator system for a COVID ‐19 quarantine center, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, December 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/ep.14049.
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