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Saudi Arabia’s Residential Solar Energy Use and Prospects
Electricity Sector Transitions

Saudi Arabia’s Residential Solar Energy Use and Prospects

Sadeem Alhosain, Ryan Alyamani

In an effort to diversify the energy mix of Saudi Arabia’s residential sector, the Electricity and Cogeneration Regularity Authority introduced regulations in August 2017, allowing households to use solar energy to generate their own electricity.

Sadeem Alhosain Alhosain, Sadeem
Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
February 13, 2020
Coal in Asia: The Challenge for Policy and the Promise of Markets

Coal in Asia: The Challenge for Policy and the Promise of Markets

When balancing the objectives of affordability, reliability and environmental sustainability of energy supply, the answer in developing Asian economies has historically been unequivocal: Coal is king. This is because these nations placed greater emphasis on the first two objectives at…

November 30, 2017
The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition
Electricity Sector Transitions

The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition

Brian Efird, Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it wishes to transition toward a less carbon-intensive energy system, both as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as one of…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
October 10, 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
June 15, 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
March 8, 2017