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      Role of Energy Efficiency in Designing Carbon-neutral Residential Communities: Case Study of Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Role of Energy Efficiency in Designing Carbon-neutral Residential Communities: Case Study of Saudi Arabia

      Moncef Krarti, Mohammad Aldubyan

      This study focuses on the impact of improving the energy efficiency of housing units on the design of carbon-neutral grid-connected residential communities in Saudi Arabia. Particularly, it examines the efficacy of both photovoltaic systems and wind turbines as on-site renewable…

      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      3rd April 2022
      The Role of Building Energy Efficiency in Shaping the Energy Transition in Saudi Arabia: Key challenges and initiatives
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      The Role of Building Energy Efficiency in Shaping the Energy Transition in Saudi Arabia: Key challenges and initiatives

      Fateh Belaïd, Mohammad Aldubyan

      This commentary discusses a crucial topic that has emerged in the policy and economic literature in recent years: the potential role of energy efficiency in the current energy transition. It provides a straightforward analysis of the prominent role that residential…

      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      8th February 2022
      Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Reducing Peak Demand
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Reducing Peak Demand

      Moncef Krarti, Mohammad Aldubyan

      This paper describes an optimization-based approach to evaluate measures providing peak electricity demand reduction cost benefits for Saudi residential buildings. These measures can be categorized as energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) measures. Specifically, this paper models the existing…

      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      22nd December 2021
      Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Building Back Better in Saudi Arabia With Energy Efficiency

      Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Thamir Al Shehri, Eric Williams, Mohammad Aldubyan, Jan Frederik Braun, Elizabeth Carey

      The first priority for governments in managing the COVID-19 crisis is the health of their citizens. However, the implementation of restrictions on activity necessary for limiting the spread of the disease has caused the greatest global recession since the Great…

      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Thamir Al Shehri Al Shehri, Thamir
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Jan Frederik Braun Braun, Jan Frederik
      Elizabeth Carey Carey, Elizabeth
      5th October 2021
      Residential Energy Model for Evaluating Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency Programs in Saudi Residential Buildings
      Models, Data and Tools

      Residential Energy Model for Evaluating Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency Programs in Saudi Residential Buildings

      Mohammad Aldubyan, Moncef Krarti, Eric Williams

      This paper describes the development of the Residential Energy Model (REEM) for Saudi Arabia using an engineering bottom-up approach. The model can assess energy demand for the current residential building stock and the impact of energy efficiency and demand-side management…

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Eric Williams Williams, Eric
      21st February 2021
      The Evolution of Gasoline Demand and Prices in Saudi Arabia

      The Evolution of Gasoline Demand and Prices in Saudi Arabia

      Mohammad Aldubyan

      Gasoline is the primary fuel for the passenger car fleet in Saudi Arabia. The demand for passenger cars, and hence gasoline, is primarily driven by the size, geography and economic growth of the country, its domestic fuel prices, and the…

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      3rd February 2021
      Per Capita Regional Electricity Consumption in the Saudi Housing Sector

      Per Capita Regional Electricity Consumption in the Saudi Housing Sector

      Mohammad Aldubyan, Ryan Alyamani

      Aggregate residential electricity consumption data for Saudi Arabia conceals regional disparities. Although electricity prices are unified across the country, electricity consumption patterns can be driven by regional factors such as wealth, population size, and weather conditions, among others.

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      7th September 2020
      What Happened to Residential Electricity Consumption in Saudi Arabia Between 2015 and 2018?
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      What Happened to Residential Electricity Consumption in Saudi Arabia Between 2015 and 2018?

      Mohammad Aldubyan, Anwar Gasim

      Between 2007 and 2018, residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia increased by 45%, from around 89 terawatthours (TWh) to 130 TWh (SAMA 2019). Population and gross domestic product (GDP) are two key factors that influence residential electricity consumption.

      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      26th August 2020
      Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

      Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

      Anwar Gasim, Mohammad Aldubyan

      What is behind the dramatic fall in gasoline prices? On May 11, 2020, Saudi Arabia slashed its domestic gasoline prices. The price of 91-octane gasoline fell from 1.31 to 0.67 Saudi Arabian riyals (SAR) per liter, while the price of…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      7th June 2020
      The Impact of High Temperatures on Battery Performance in Solar-PV Systems With Storage
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Impact of High Temperatures on Battery Performance in Solar-PV Systems With Storage

      Amro Elshurafa, Mohammad Aldubyan

      The World Bank estimates that nearly 1 billion people globally have no grid electricity access. Diesel generators are the default source of energy for locations lacking access to the grid. The falling costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation and battery…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      17th December 2019