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|Title||Solar Energy as an alternative to conventional energy in Gaza Strip: Questionnaire based study|
|Title in Arabic||الطاقة الشمسية كبديل للطاقة التقليدية في قطاع غزة: دراسة قائمة على الاستبيان|
Solar energy system is currently used in Gaza Strip as a replacement source or complementary source to the traditional source of energy. How-ever, using solar energy is happening without any planning or clear vision. Gaza Strip is supplied by electricity from three main sources: Egypt, Israel, and local electricity plant in GazaStrip. However, most of the time, one or two or sometimes the three sources are cut due to the political situation keeping Gaza Strip under darkness most of the time.This workaims to studythe useof solar energy as an alternative to conventional energy in Gaza Strip: Questionnaire based study. The study has been implemented onlocal institutions(governmental, private and public) in Gaza Strip. To verify its aim, the authors distributeda questionnaire to a sample com-prised 13 institutions where 53.8% of the sample are public institutions, 23.1% are government institutions and 23.1% are private institutions.The institutions in the sample do not use solar energy as a full replacement. The researchers analyzed the collected data using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), which include descriptive statistics (the percentage, the mean, the standard deviation and weighted arithmetic mean); Pearson correlation coefficient; Cronbach's Alpha coefficient; Spearman-BrownSpilt Half; and One Samples t test. Results indicate that the local institu-tionschose to use solar energy due to the fact the system is environmen-tally safe and it is available in the market. Moreover, results show that the institutions prefer to use solar energy regardless to the price. This might be explained by the fact that solar systemsare the safest replacement to the currentsystems.Results also did notdepend on the institutions’ attributes (institutiontype,the year at which the institutionstarted using solar en-ergy, the ratio of relying on solar power as an energy source). We recom-mend to use solar energysystem to help overcome the current problem of electricity shortageandto extend the study to include other sectors in the local society.
|Published in||An-Najah University Journal for Research - A (Natural Sciences)|
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