Feasibility and Estimation of Technical Potential and Calculation of Payback Period of Roof-Top Solar PV System in the City of Majmaah, Province of Riyadh, K.S.A
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Pages: 12-18
Received: Jul. 24, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 25, 2015; Published: Jan. 13, 2016
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Ahmed-Bilal Awan, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
Taher Shaftichi, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed G. Abu-Khalil, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia; Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Assuit University, Assiut, Egypt
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Abstract
Depletion of fossil fuels in near future and accumulation of their emissions in the environment have attracted the world's attention to utilize renewable resources of energy. Oil and gas are the two main sources of power generation in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The problem of energy security, the aspect of environmental pollution and depletion of the known fuel reserves in future have created a scope for utilization of renewable resources. In this paper, the most feasible method of rooftop solar PV power generation will be evaluated. A techno-economic feasibility of rooftop PV solar power generation for the city of Al-Majmaah province of Riyadh, KSA is performed.
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Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Greenhouse Gases, PV, Solar PV
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Ahmed-Bilal Awan, Taher Shaftichi, Ahmed G. Abu-Khalil, Feasibility and Estimation of Technical Potential and Calculation of Payback Period of Roof-Top Solar PV System in the City of Majmaah, Province of Riyadh, K.S.A, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Special Issue: Electrical Power Resources: Coal versus Renewable Energy. Vol. 5, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 12-18. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.s.2016050101.13
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