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      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
      Can adoption of rooftop solar panels trigger a utility death spiral? A tale of two U.S. cities
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Can adoption of rooftop solar panels trigger a utility death spiral? A tale of two U.S. cities

      Energy Research and Social Science

      The growing penetration of distributed energy generation (DEG) is causing major changes in the electricity market. One key concern is that existing tariffs incentivize ‘free riding’ behavior by households, leading to a cycle of rising electricity prices and DEG adoption,…

      Iqbal Adjali, Patrick Bean, Rolando Fuentes, Frederic Murphy, Steven O. Kimbrough, Mohammed Muaafa

      2017