5. Geothermal energy

Geothermal energy is considered as an effective alternative and renewable source of energy. It comes from the heat energy within the earth. It is clean and sustainable. Geothermal energy has many applications in our life. At the earth’s crust, the earth maintains a constant temperature around the year. Geothermal heat pumps use this constant temperature for cooling in the summer where the temperature is lower than the air temperature and for heating in the winter where the temperature is higher than the air temperature.

Geothermal projects done at IUG

A geothermal test rig was manufactures and installed at the IUG to check the possibility of implementing geothermal technology for cooling applications in Gaza.

Research Topics

  • Performance evaluation and optimization of geothermal systems in Gaza
  • Economic¬†feasibility¬†of geothermal energy in Gaza
  • Cooling / heating public buildings using geothermal energy in Gaza
  • Geothermal energy applications in Greenhouses in Gaza