Negotiation for power supplying in Syria and Iraq

By the war and conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, major sections of the civilian electrical grid went out of service. Most power stations, transformers, and distribution stations were either bombed, destroyed, or dismantled. Diesel generators emerged as the main source of electricity. As a result, most public and private places became completely dependent on diesel fuel.

The dependency on diesel led to price gouging by profiteers and endangered vulnerable communities. Most disturbing of all was the rise of actors who used profits to sustain the cycle of violence in the war economy. Every aspect of civilian life in those countries is affected by energy security. All above mentioned countries will experience significant growth in demand for electricity, which has been accompanied in future years by a re-construction of factories, hospitals, schools, and other public places and infrastructure in addition to the domestic buildings. Those countries have excellent wind and solar resources and international companies are getting into the act.

Renewable energy in the form of solar energy solves this problem. Solar energy has the potential to empower people and communities, is environmentally friendly, and accelerates peace by breaking the vicious cycle of diesel-funded violence. With continued advancements in technology and declining costs, solar power has become a viable alternative to the diesel generators. Geographically, those countries are of the best places in the world to harness solar energy.

On-grid Solar systems are the best solution for the area with a stable power grid, while off-grid solar systems using an energy storage system and a diesel generator, are the most effective solution for energy management in area without a reliable grid system. This system can achieve two very important goals:

Have continuously available energy, regardless of the availability of diesel.

Significantly reduce operating costs.