Viable Sustainable Development Solutions Through PV Solar Technology: A Case Study for Libyan Future Perspectives

Shoroug Alweheshi, Zakariya Rajab, Ashraf Khalil, Ali Asheibi, Faisal Mohamed

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Despite the enormous natural resources in Libya, the energy sector is facing serious challenges in sustainable development. Among the main areas of concern is Libya's current production which is more than 33 TWh of electrical energy to meet the demand of the local electricity needs. It is anticipated that the demand for energy will substantially increase in the near future. Consequently, the consumption of oil and gas reserves will peak, which would result in a reduction in the national economic revenue and more carbon dioxide emissions. To prevent the aforementioned consequences, Libya needs to search for alternative resources to meet some of its present and future energy needs. This paper reviews the prospects of solar energy as one of the major renewable energy sources available in Libya. Based on a documented survey of the energy status, this study reviews the national energy policy frameworks in developing countries; particularly, on how to overcome the ever-increasing energy crisis through utilizing solar energy. In addition, it focuses on the improvement of the current energy situation and resolving the lingering challenges facing the energy generation and supply in Libya. To conquer this, proper awareness and consideration should be regarded to the available technology of harnessing of the resources and urgently formulate, produce and adopt a renewable energy plan for the future energy generation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2023 14th International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC)
Number of pages8
Publication date2024
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-4284-0
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event14th International Renewable Energy Congress - Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: 16 Dec 202318 Dec 2023


Conference14th International Renewable Energy Congress
Series2022 13th International Renewable Energy Congress (irec)


  • Photovoltaric
  • Renewable technology
  • Libya
  • PV applications
  • Energy situation


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