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
- Sensor fusion
- 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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- Pennenergy, Libya Could Produce 5x the Energy from Solar than Oil finds New Report, 11 March 2013
- Africanseer, Libya: Could Libya Be a Top Solar Energy Producer? 8 March 2013
- Solar Power Today, Libya's Solar Energy Potential Outshines its Oil Resources, 8 March 2013
- allAfrica, Libya: Climate Conversations-Could Libya be a Top Solar Energy Producer? 7 March 2013
- Thomson Reuters Foundation, Could Libya be a top solar energy producer? 7 March 2013
- Green Technology, Libya Could Produce more Solar Energy than Oil, Study Says, 6 March 2013
- NTU News, Libya Could Produce More Energy in Solar Power than Oil, 1 March 2013
- Libya Herald, UK University says Libya Could Produce more Energy through Solar Power than Oil, 28 February 2013
- afrolNews, Libya 'Could Produce more Solar Power than Oil', 27 February
- Technical Review, Libya Could Produce 'More Energy from Solar Power than Oil', 27 February 2013