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Title: Solar power plant site location suitability analysis using GIS weighted average raster overlay "Lebanon"
Authors: Iaaly, Amal 
Jadayel, Oussama Chafiq
Karame, N
Khayat, Nachaat
Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Keywords: GIS
Weighted Sum Raster Overlay
Subjects: Solar energy
Issue Date: 2019
Part of: H. El-Askary, S. Lee, E. Heggy & B. Pradhan (Eds.), Advances in Remote Sensing and Geo Informatics Applications. Spring nature.
Start page: 37
End page: 40
After the civil war, the electricity sector in Lebanon faced numerous challenges due to lack of maintenance and funding. Rationing hours increased dramatically and consequently, citizens diverted toward the private sector in order to compensate for this electricity shortage. The majority of the produced electricity is based on burning fuel leading to extensive pollution. To overcome both the environmental and electrical shortage dilemmas, this paper studies the feasibility of solar energy as a complementary solution. North Lebanon district is the adopted case study. Additionally, the suitable zone to establish a solar plant is selected scientifically using Geographic Information System (GIS) while taking into account all the restrictions and criteria. The raster analysis overlay method using weighted average sum is used. The study succeeded in selecting one appropriate region that can compensate for the north region power deficit.
Type: Book Chapter
Appears in Collections:Department of Mechanical Engineering

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