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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 storage systems will enable fully renewable, reliable, and economic off-grid generation.

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Amro Elshurafa

Research Fellow Amro is a research fellow with 15 years of research experience on three continents in the fields of technology and energy. His… Amro is a research fellow with 15 years of research experience on three continents in the fields of technology and energy. His interests lie in renewable energy policy, particularly technology assessment, cost trends, supply chain development of the solar industry, and how solar energy interacts and affects conventional forms of power generation. Previously, he was a research fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a registered professional engineer in Canada and a senior member of the IEEE. Amro is the author of more than 40 papers and reports and is also the inventor of several patents.

Expertise

  • Solar PV
  • Renewable energy policy and microgrids

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Mohammad Aldubyan

Research Associate Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy demand and energy efficiency. He… Mohammad is a researcher in KAPSARC’s Climate and Environment program. His research focuses on energy demand and energy efficiency. He is currently partof a project modeling energy demand in Saudi Arabia and estimating the economic impacts of energyprice reform. He is also modeling Saudi Arabia’s residential building stock to assess its energy efficiency retrofit options. Mohammad holds an M.Sc. in renewable and clean energy from the University of Dayton, Ohio.

Expertise

  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy demand and price reforms

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