Civil society organizations play a crucial role in service provision in Palestine. However, the ability of universities and hospitals, especially, to provide quality services is often hindered by extremely high electricity costs. This project addressed this issue, and helped to improve the sustainability of Hebron University. Hebron University has over 8,500 students in its different colleges and departments. Its monthly electricity bill reaches over $12,500 and it is steadily rising with the continued growth of the university.
FFP used the rooftops of university buildings to install a 220 kW grid-connected solar PV power plant to generate electricity for the university. The power plant will reduce the operating expenses of the university and should enhance its sustainability. Half of the money saved on university electricity bills as a result of this new electricity generation is allocated to the Poor Students Fund, and the other 50% to reduce the university's running costs.