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Strategic Investigation into the Utilisation of Renewable Energy Sources in Libya

Unit(s) of assessment: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

Research theme: Sustainable Futures

School: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment


The project aims to investigate the feasibility of utilising renewable energy resources in Libya. The project is a PhD study lead by Dr. Amin Al-Habaibeh with collaboration from Dr. Hafez Abdo, Nottingham Business School. Mr. Ahmed Mohamed is the PhD researcher who is working on the project.

The initial findings of the study has found that Libya could generate approximately five times the amount of energy from solar power than it currently produces in crude oil. The study has found that the oil-rich nation could generate enough renewable solar and wind energy to meet its own demand and a significant part of the world energy demand by exporting electricity.


In addition to his lecturing and research duties, Professor Al-Habaibeh, Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems, is the industrial placement advisor for BSc (Hons) Product Design, BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Product Design, BA (Hons) Product Design and BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design.

Professor Al-Habaibeh's research interests include;

  • Product design
  • Infrared thermography
  • Sustainability
  • Sensor fusion
  • Mechatronics
  • Control
  • Intelligent Machines and processes
  • Machining operations
  • Condition monitoring
  • Embedded systems
  • Remote monitoring systems
  • Advanced manufacturing technology
  • Condition-based maintenance
  • Image processing
  • Quality control and engineering management.


The research work of this Project is funded by the Libyan Government.

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