Title: Developing MATLAB software for PV and battery sizing for lighting projects in Gaza Strip, Palestine

Authors: Mohammed T. Hussein; Shadi N. Albarqouni

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza, Jamal Abdul Nasser Street, P.O. Box 108, Gaza, Palestine. ' Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza, Jamal Abdul Nasser Street, P.O. Box 108, Gaza, Palestine

Abstract: Recently, with the critical situation of the siege on the Gaza Strip, the need for an alternative energy source instead of traditional energy sources increases day by day, especially as Palestine is considered one of the sunny countries and receives good solar radiation over the year. In this paper, the MATLAB software is developed for sizing process of PV modules and batteries. The developed software determines the required number of PV modules and batteries taking into account the IEEE recommendations. The software is an efficient tool for designers and consultants in the Authority of Energy in Palestine.

Keywords: solar energy; solar power; solar radiation; photovoltaic battery sizing; MATLAB software development; Gaza Strip; alternative energy; Palestine; PV batteries; PV modules; lighting projects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2013.051068

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2013 Vol.4 No.1, pp.34 - 43

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 17 Dec 2012 *

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