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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
October 6, 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
August 28, 2019
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
The unstudied barriers to widespread renewable energy deployment: Fossil fuel price responses

The unstudied barriers to widespread renewable energy deployment: Fossil fuel price responses

Energy Policy

Renewable energy policy focuses on supporting the deployment of renewable power generators so as to reduce their costs through scale economies and technological learning. It is expected that, once cost parity with fossil fuel generation is achieved, a transition towards…

Edward Foster, Marcello Contestabile, Baltasar Manzano, Mark Workman, Nilay Shah

2017
Policy Support for Energy Transitions: Where is Public Money Best Spent?
Electricity Sector Transitions

Policy Support for Energy Transitions: Where is Public Money Best Spent?

Considerations for the effective allocation of public funding in support of energy transitions require an appreciation of the success and failure of policy instruments in achieving balanced energy transitions. Understanding the impact of structural changes in supply chains of both…

September 6, 2014