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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
June 3, 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
December 17, 2019
The Potential for Distributed Solar PV Systems in Riyadh
Electricity Sector Transitions

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
November 18, 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
October 6, 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
October 1, 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