Solar Panels Help Illuminate Roads in Gaza

ACT Palestine team has installed solar panels on street lamps in Al Wehda, Gaza. This road is the main road to Al Shifa hospital. Street lights that do not have an electricity supply can stay on with these solar panels.

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ACT Palestine team installs solar panels on street lamps in Al Wehda, Gaza. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Israel's aggression on Gaza last May destroyed many public facilities, one of which was electricity sources. Israeli bombardment destroyed many power plants in Gaza. The electricity crisis in Gaza is getting worse with of the street lights eventually went out. Many areas are dark at night.

In June, Aksi Cepat Tanggap delivered a generous mandate in the form of solar panels to Gaza. Said Mukafiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response team explained, through solar panels, sunlight is absorbed and converted into electrical energy. "At night, the street lights can stay on and illuminate the surrounding roads," said Mukaffiy, Thursday (7/1/2021).

The panel installation was carried out on Al Wehda road, which is the main road to Al Shifa hospital. When it is dark, the condition becomes very dangerous for the Gazans because the mobility of civilians and ambulances can be disrupted. Road accidents can also occur due to the lack of proper lighting.

"The Al Wehda Street has experienced severe damage due to the aggression carried out by the Israeli Zionists. Insha Allah, the installation of solar panels will continue to be carried out to illuminate the streets in Gaza," added Mukaffiy.

This assistance is not the first to support Gaza's electricity. Last May, ACT provided diesel fuel assistance to hospitals in Gaza for the electric generators. A total of 7,600 liters of fuel was supplied to the hospital generator that supplies electricity to the ICU, emergency room, Neonatal ICU, and other critical rooms.[]