Potentials of PV Telecommunication Towers in Libya
Libya is one of the largest oil producer in North Africa. Most of the country relies on the oil based energy
economy. Libya is currently producing energy of 33 TWH to meet the exponential increasing demand on energy. More
energy consumption means more people, which lead to higher need for telecommunication.Libya is currently an emerging
market in this field with approximately 10 million subscribers and a network that suffers destruction in many places, so the
need is significant. With this growth of demand on oil and gas, it is natural to look for alternatives energy sources.
Fortunately, Libya has a high potential of renewable energy. However,they remain unused in the current chaotic situation of
the country although there is a need for reconstruction after the turmoil that Libya went through. The current grid power in
Libya is unreliable, both in urban and rural areas. For that reason, finding another source beside the public utility grid is
necessary.This research will discuss thepotentials of deploying a renewable solution such as solarPV, a suitable way and
technology for a tower application,the design ofa telecom off grid backup system, as well as technical and economic
simulations comparing PV systems to traditional solution.
Keywords: Towers, Solar Radiation, Libya, Network Coverage, Power Consumption, Cell Technology, PV