Solar Electrification for Desert: A Case of Kuwait
Solar energy creates a new lifestyle for mankind, and takes society and human into an era of energy conservation to reduce pollution. It is radiant light and heat from the sun harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as photovoltaic panel. In this research it is aimed to design and implement PV solar energy home system for electrification in the Kuwaiti dessert during eco-tourism in winter. Eco-tourism is a cultural and unavoidable event in Arab countries with no exception of Kuwait. Eco-tourism is done in remote dessert where urban electricity connections are not possible. As people accustomed in using electrical appliances such as television, room heater, water heater, water pump, they cannot live in the dessert without these amenities. As the weather of Kuwait is sunny and hot during days and cool at night, solar panel based off-grid power cell can be an alternative for electrification of dessert home. This research will address several critical issues which are appropriate design of PV solar system, estimation of power generation and implementation as solar home system.
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