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      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation in 2020
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation in 2020

      Amro Elshurafa

        Dozens of governments worldwide have supported, and still support, renewable energy technology deployment, including solar photovoltaics (PV). This has been driven by their ambitions to be energy independent, meet carbon emissions reduction targets, and contribute to their domestic economies…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      26th July 2021
      Assessing the Role of Renewables in Reducing Emissions in the Saudi Power Sector Using Mixed-Integer Optimization
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Assessing the Role of Renewables in Reducing Emissions in the Saudi Power Sector Using Mixed-Integer Optimization

      Amro Elshurafa, Hatem Al Atawi, Salaheddine Soummane, Frank Felder

      Renewable energy (RE) technologies are viewed as a critical means of reducing power sector-related emissions. Using mixed-integer optimization, we evaluate the extent to which renewable energy reduces carbon emissions in the Saudi power sector.

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      2nd June 2021
      Global Trends in Cloud Computing and Saudi Arabia’s Response
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Global Trends in Cloud Computing and Saudi Arabia’s Response

      Hatem Al Atawi, Amro Elshurafa

      As data centers become operational in the Kingdom, they will be an additional driver of long-term electricity demand. KAPSARC is actively studying these challenges and their implications for the economy by modeling and forecasting electricity demand.

      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      2nd June 2021
      The Value of Storage in Electricity Generation: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Value of Storage in Electricity Generation: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review

      Amro Elshurafa

      Electricity storage technology has many useful applications in the energy sector and can complement variable renewable power generation to achieve a low-carbon future. For policymakers, utilities, and investors, effective decisions in this context require an understanding of how to determine the monetary value of storage.

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      26th November 2020
      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation

      Amro Elshurafa

      Dozens of governments around the world have supported, and still support, renewable energy technology deployment, including solar photovoltaics (PV). This has been driven by their ambitions to be energy independent, meet carbon emissions reduction targets, and contribute to their domestic…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      27th July 2020
      Demystifying Policy Support Mechanisms for Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Demystifying Policy Support Mechanisms for Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems

      Amro Elshurafa

      Solar photovoltaic (PV) distributed generation (DG) systems are installed for residential, commercial, and industrial use. PV DG systems in the residential sector typically have capacities below 20 kilowatts (kW). However, commercial and industrial PV DG systems can have capacities of…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      3rd 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
      The Potential for Distributed Solar PV Systems in Riyadh

      The Potential for Distributed Solar PV Systems in Riyadh

      Amro Elshurafa, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The country’s regulator, the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA) has also released provisional bylaws that will govern how distributed generation (DG) would be compensated within the Kingdom. Many governmental organizations mandated to support local industries and energy efficiency measures…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      18th November 2019
      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Trends in Global Solar PV Installation

      Amro Elshurafa

      Dozens of governments around the world have supported, and still support, renewable energy technology deployment, including solar photovoltaics (PV). This has been driven by their ambitions to be energy independent, meet carbon emission reduction targets, and contribute to their domestic…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      6th October 2019
      The Potential of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Potential of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study

      Abdelrahman Muhsen, Amro Elshurafa

      Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, commonly referred to as distributed generation (DG) solar systems, can play a central role in the energy mix for sustainable cities. As with all forms of power generation, DG carries technical, financial, policy, and market…

      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      1st October 2019
      Techno-Economics of Solar PV on Mosque Rooftops: Results from a Pilot Study in Saudi Arabia
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Techno-Economics of Solar PV on Mosque Rooftops: Results from a Pilot Study in Saudi Arabia

      Amro Elshurafa, Abdullah Alsubaie, Ayman Alabduljabbar, Shafi Al-Hsaien

      There are an estimated 3.5 million mosques worldwide. The relatively large surface area of most mosque rooftops and their ubiquity in the Muslim world make them excellent candidates for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Muslims congregate for prayers at mosques five…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Abdullah Alsubaie Alsubaie, Abdullah
      Ayman Alabduljabbar Ayman Alabduljabbar
      Shafi Al-Hsaien Al-Hsaien, Shafi
      28th August 2019
      The Upper Limit of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study

      The Upper Limit of Distributed Solar PV Capacity in Riyadh: A GIS-Assisted Study

      MDPI

      Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, commonly referred to as distributed generation (DG) solar systems, are deemed important contenders in future sustainable cities. Because deploying DG systems is associated with technical, financial, policy, and market implications that impact utilities, governments, and…

      Amro Elshurafa, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      2019
      Blind Spots in Energy Transition Policy: Case Studies From Germany and USA

      Blind Spots in Energy Transition Policy: Case Studies From Germany and USA

      Science Direct

      Energy transitions aim at economic prosperity through ‘green-collar’ job-creation, greater energy ‘independence’, and/or reduced emissions. These objectives imply creating policy-supported national renewable technology industries, ideally reducing clean energy costs to a point where support becomes unnecessary.

      Amro Elshurafa, David Hobbs, Hind Farang

      2019