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      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
      The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf
      Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

      The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

      Hisham Akhonbay, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Sylvain Côté, Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar, Shreekar Pradhan, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

      The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global…

      Hisham Akhonbay Akhonbay, Hisham
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Sylvain Côté Côté, Sylvain
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Shreekar Pradhan Pradhan, Shreekar
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      17th October 2018
      Estimating the learning curve of solar PV balance–of–system for over 20 countries: Implications and policy recommendations

      Estimating the learning curve of solar PV balance–of–system for over 20 countries: Implications and policy recommendations

      Journal of Cleaner Production

      Solar photovoltaic systems installed on homes and commercial building rooftops are deemed central for a low-carbon future. As capital costs of photovoltaics continue to fall, its role towards making buildings more sustainable and environmentally-friendly will continue to grow. Capital costs…

      Amro Elshurafa, Shahad Albardi, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      2018
      Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Electricity Transmission Formulations in Multi-Sector National Planning Models: An illustration using the KAPSARC Energy Model

      Walid Matar, Amro Elshurafa

      The purpose of this study is to assess policy-relevant effects of incorporating a more proper representation of electricity transmission in multi-sector national policy models. This goal is achieved by employing the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM), which is the first publicly…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      5th November 2017
      Adding Solar PV to the Saudi Power System: What is the Cost of Intermittency?

      Adding Solar PV to the Saudi Power System: What is the Cost of Intermittency?

      Energy Transitions

      Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar

      2017
      Estimating the Learning Curve of Solar PV Balance-of-Systems for Over 20 Countries
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Estimating the Learning Curve of Solar PV Balance-of-Systems for Over 20 Countries

      Amro Elshurafa, Shahad Albardi, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      The capital cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system comprises the module and balance-of-systems (BOS). The latter refers to everything else that is needed to make the solar system functional including cables, mounts, labor, etc. While modules are priced internationally,…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Shahad Albardi Albardi, Shahad
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      15th June 2017
      The Economics of Solar PV Energy

      The Economics of Solar PV Energy

      HAEE Energy Conference

      Amro Elshurafa, Shahad Albardi, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Simona Bigerna

      2017
      Reporting LCOE for Solar PV: Apples to Apples Comparisons
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reporting LCOE for Solar PV: Apples to Apples Comparisons

      Amro Elshurafa

      Solar energy is expected to be an integral technology in the creation of a low-carbon future. Hence, as photovoltaics (PV) installations continue to grow at an exponential rate, a better understanding of the generation costs of this relatively young industry…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      8th March 2017
      Adding Photovoltaics to the Saudi Power System: What are the Costs of Intermittency?
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Adding Photovoltaics to the Saudi Power System: What are the Costs of Intermittency?

      Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar

      Intermittent generation from wind or photovoltaics (PV) imposes a cost on the power systems in which they are deployed. These costs vary regionally due to different fuel costs and ramping flexibility of existing grid capacities. With 2015 as a reference…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      28th November 2016
      Fractal Structures for MEMS Fixed Capacitors

      Fractal Structures for MEMS Fixed Capacitors

      US Patent

      Amro Elshurafa

      2016
      Solar Photovoltaic Toolkit
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Solar Photovoltaic Toolkit

      Amro Elshurafa, Shahad Albardi

      This data set compiles capital costs (CAPEX) and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) data for the solar photovoltaic (PV) technology by year and country and presents the data in an interactive manner. Although, the data set contains information that dates…

      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Shahad Albardi Albardi, Shahad
      16th April 2016
      High Voltage Charge Pump

      High Voltage Charge Pump

      US Patent

      Amro Elshurafa

      2016
      A Fractional Order Capacitor

      A Fractional Order Capacitor

      US Patent

      Amro Elshurafa

      2016
      Achieving Submicron Lateral Separations in the Standard 2m PolyMUMPS Process

      Achieving Submicron Lateral Separations in the Standard 2m PolyMUMPS Process

      Journal of Applied Nanoscience

      Amro Elshurafa

      2014
      Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots

      Shahad Albardi, Jorge Blazquez, Amro Elshurafa, Nora Nezamuddin

      For the past two to three decades, and particularly in the wake of the Great Recession, clean energy transitions have been sold as a three-for-the-price-ofone policy: creating “green collar” jobs to get the unemployed back to work, using domestic resources…

      Shahad Albardi Albardi, Shahad
      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      6th October 2014
      50V All PMOS Charge Pump using Low Voltage Capacitors

      50V All PMOS Charge Pump using Low Voltage Capacitors

      IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

      Amro Elshurafa

      2013