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World Development Sustainability ; : 100077, 2023.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2321477


With the recent global increase in fossil energy prices post Covid-19 and the drive to enhance sustainability towards NetZero, renewable energy is becoming one of the key global technologies to power societies at an affordable cost. This paper presents a novel study in relation to solar energy use in residential dwellings in Jordan, to discuss the benefits and challenges of using domestic solar energy systems within the current context of increasing energy prices. The Self-Determination Theory and Maslow's Hierarchical Theory are discussed in-line with the findings. This study, in addition to literature review, has utilised qualitative and quantitative data collected from an on-line survey with 366 participants to investigate Jordanian consumers' energy consumption behaviour, perception of renewables, and major factors influencing solar energy adoption. The novelty of this study that it provides a bench mark of affordability for future initiatives. The Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fund is currently creating several initiatives to drive the society to adopt renewable energy. The results of this study will help to identify the crucial factors that could be hindering the adoption and expansion of renewables, particularly solar energy. This work has investigated awareness, motivation, difficulties, affordability and level of satisfaction in relation to solar energy in domestic dwellings. The results of this study have shown that Jordanians believe that financial affordability and awareness are both crucial for utilising renewables. For current users of solar systems, there is an increased satisfaction in their performance levels. However, energy storage is critical for enhancing the implementation of solar energy due to the complexity of grid-connected systems and the need for off-grid installations. Therefore, if renewable energy providers and governmental bodies aim to expand the implementation of solar energy technology and enhance public engagement, then it can be suggested that they should expand the promotion process of solar energy through platforms and further initiatives that engage with the public and subsidise the cost to provide more affordable solar energy systems for residential dwellings. The aim is to decrease carbon emission, reduce energy cost and enhance sustainability towards Net Zero Carbon emission.

7th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2023 ; 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2324476


For equatorial African countries such as Rwanda the power grid in some regions is either absent or highly unreliable even though these locations are blessed with reliable solar radiation most of the time. Designing and implementing solar power systems capable of supporting micro-computer systems such as Raspberry Pi devices that can be used in educational environments is a way to overcome grid challenges while at the same time imparting valuable lessons covering Engineering, Technology, and Computing. Using Learning Engineering Sciences best practices effectively mitigates how COVID-19 that has required standard face-to-face project and learning strategies to transition to virtual or hybrid strategies that utilize Open Educational Resources (OER). These strategies include video conferencing, file sharing platforms, and messaging applications to generate learning activities, create courses to construct the learning program for training teachers in the use of OER and Raspberry Pi desktop devices. © 2023 IEEE.

Energy Conversion and Management ; 288:117150, 2023.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2319088
Journal of World - Systems Research ; 29(1):4-24, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2315008
Environ Prog Sustain Energy ; : e14049, 2022 Dec 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2315139


This work is motivated by the need in overcoming the electricity crisis in Gaza, which is initiated due to political reasons and the spread of COVID-19. Building quarantine centers is one of the most important means used in combating the COVID-19, but connecting these centers to the electricity distribution network at the appropriate time is not always possible and increases the burden on the local utility company. 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. The results revealed the potential of the HES to provide environment-friendly, cost-effective, and affordable electricity for the studied quarantine center, as compared to just the diesel generators system. For the considered case study, it is found that the PV-wind-diesel generators HES can cover the connected load with the lowest cost ($ 0.348/kWh) in comparison to other possible HES structures. Taking into consideration the price of harmful emissions, the wining system shows a reduction of 54.89% of the cost of energy (CoE) compared to other systems. For the considered case study, it is found that a combination of 150 kW PV, 200 kW wind, and two diesel generators with capacities of 500 and 250 kW can hold 100% of the electrical load required to keep the quarantine COVID-19 center in operation. The initial capital cost of this HES is $510,576 where the share of wind energy, solar PV, inverter, and diesel-electric generators are $320,000, $83,076, $25,000, and $82,500, respectively. The replacemen cost ($55,918) is due to diesel generators. The total operation and maintainance cost (O&M) is $268,737, that is, 25.6% for wind turbines, 1.2% for inverters, and 70.7% for diesel electric generators. The PV/wind/diesel generators HES generate 1,659,038 kWh of electricity. The total energy requirement of 1,442,553 kWh, which means a surplus of 212,553 kWh of energy/year. The total energy (kWh) is an integration of energy sources which are 427,276 (25.8%), 274,500 (16.5%), and 857,263 (57.7%), due to wind, solar and diesel generators respectively. The cost of yearly consumed fuel is $437,828.769. The payback period for the winning system is 1.8 years. Finally, it is proved that the developed approach gives a reasonable solution to the decision-makers to find a fast, economic and reliable solution to energize the quarantine centers.

NeuroQuantology ; 20(6):9927-9938, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2305238
2023 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Middle East, ISGT Middle East 2023 ; 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2302257
Revista Interamericana de Bibliotecología ; 45(3), 2022.
Article in Spanish | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2299566
Sustainability ; 15(8):6961, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2294826
Electronics ; 12(7):1729, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2293332
2nd International Conference on Electronics and Renewable Systems, ICEARS 2023 ; : 174-179, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2291284
18th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2022 ; 13789 LNCS:528-535, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2264142
ACS Catalysis ; : 3575-3590, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2288706
International Conference of The Efficiency and Performance Engineering Network, TEPEN 2022 ; 129 MMS:103-111, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2286215
19th IEEE India Council International Conference, INDICON 2022 ; 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2282669