• Primary Program Research Operations
  • Research Interests Renewable Energy and GCC Energy Systems

Biography

Shahad Albardi is a research analyst at KAPSARC working in the field of energy policy with a focus on renewable energy and its interaction with conventional fuels. She holds a BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Publications

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  • Discussion papers
  • Methodology papers
  • KAPSARC journal article
  • External journal articles
Estimating the Learning Curve of Solar PV Balance-of-Systems for Over 20 Countries

Estimating the Learning Curve of Solar PV Balance-of-Systems for Over 20 Countries

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, the BOS is countryspecific. Price developments of modules, which have been thoroughly studied in literature, followed an 80 percent learning curve (LC). On the other hand, research on the LC for BOS has not been as extensive.

June 15, 2017
Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots

Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots

For the past two to three decades, and particularly in the wake of the Great Recession, clean energy transitions have been sold as a three-for-the-price-ofone policy: creating “green collar” jobs to get the unemployed back to work, using domestic resources to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels, and all while reducing carbon emissions. The first of two implicit goals of this “three-fer” was the development of local, high tech industries supported by policy-driven domestic demand for wind and solar equipment. These high tech industries would, in turn, deliver the second goal of driving down the costs of clean energy technologies to the point where they would no longer require policy support.

October 6, 2014
GCC Energy System Overview – 2017

GCC Energy System Overview – 2017

This paper presents data sets that support economic and policy analyses of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The objective is to provide an overview of the GCC energy systems and serve as a reference for researchers performing quantitative modeling and analysis

October 1, 2017
Solar Photovoltaic Toolkit

Solar Photovoltaic Toolkit

This data set compiles capital costs (CAPEX) and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) data for the solar photovoltaic (PV) technology by year and country and presents the data in an interactive manner. Although, the data set contains information that dates back to the 1980s, most of the information covers the past 10 years.

April 16, 2016
BOS is Boss: Global Learning Curves for Solar PV Balance–of-Systems

BOS is Boss: Global Learning Curves for Solar PV Balance–of-Systems

Energy Policy Journal

2018
Collaboration paper with DERASAT: How mathematical modeling helps the GCC countries make energy policy decisions: A case study of KEM

Collaboration paper with DERASAT: How mathematical modeling helps the GCC countries make energy policy decisions: A case study of KEM

2018
The Economics of Solar PV Energy

The Economics of Solar PV Energy

HAEE Energy Conference

2017

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