On October 7, 2023, war resumed between Palestine and Israel in the Middle East. As of this writing, the number of casualties on both sides has reached more than 5,200.
In the Palestinian Gaza and West Bank regions, residential and industrial electricity use relies on Israeli power supply. As war broke out between the two sides, Israel immediately cut off the power supply to the two areas. For local residents and businesses in Gaza, they had to find alternative sources of power. Many people have purchased small generators to ensure that their lives can be continued. Keep running.
Modern society is highly dependent on the support of electricity, whether it is residential life, industrial development, or even military activities. Therefore, once a conflict breaks out between two parties, in order to effectively contain the opponent, the power supply system must be the primary target. Destroying the enemy's power supply system will Paralyze the enemy's city operations.
Well aware of the importance of the power supply system, Palestinian armed groups also immediately launched a counterattack. On October 7, Rutenberg, Israel's second largest power plant, was attacked by rockets. Two days later, a rocket attack was launched in the Israeli settlement of Ashkelon. Power plants have also been targeted by rockets.
The continuous attacks on power supply on both sides of the conflict have put tremendous pressure on residents, businesses and factories in both places. From the footage of the conflict circulating on the Internet, we can see that household photovoltaic power stations were scattered on the roofs of residences in many places on both sides. During the war, some civilians were able to meet emergency power needs through rooftop photovoltaic power generation, which was very valuable.
Photovoltaics on the roof of a residential building in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
In a war, if the main power grid is attacked (which is basically inevitable),if electricity can be stored through photovoltaic power generation and energy storage batteries, residents can still use electricity normally at night. The Russo-Ukrainian war has not yet ended, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has restarted. We need to reserve an emergency power supply for an unstable world.
The Israeli-Palestinian war has led to disruptions and instability in energy supplies. At the same time, the war also brought economic instability and reduced market demand. The impact of war on the photovoltaic industry is also multifaceted. To deal with these challenges, the photovoltaic industry may need to take a series of measures, including diversifying the market, reducing production costs, finding new investment channels, and strengthening risk management and supply chain management