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American Journal of Energy Research. 2021, 9(1), 30-44
DOI: 10.12691/ajer-9-1-4
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Simulation Study of Grid Connected Photovoltaic System Using PVsyst Software: Analytical Study for Yanbu and Rabigh Regions in Saudi Arabia

Qasim A. Alabdali1 and Ahmed M. Nahhas2,

1Calibration and Measurements Center, Ministry of Defense, Taif, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 22, 2021

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Qasim A. Alabdali and Ahmed M. Nahhas. Simulation Study of Grid Connected Photovoltaic System Using PVsyst Software: Analytical Study for Yanbu and Rabigh Regions in Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Energy Research. 2021; 9(1):30-44. doi: 10.12691/ajer-9-1-4


This paper presents an analytical study of PV power generation of two regions in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia need to expand its power generation capacity to meet expected rises in electricity demand. Saudi Arabia has good future to use the solar energy more extensively because of the availability of high solar radiation, large rainless area, and long sunlight. Saudi Arabia aims to increase the solar power production to meet a significant portion of potential energy demand in the country. In order to achieve its solar power goals, various installations and research works are being undertaken nowadays in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the most recent updates of the solar industry in the country are important to further R&D research. In this work the Saudi Arabia the potential prospect of the solar industry is presented. This paper discusses the scope of connect of photovoltaic (PV) system with grid. Moreover, it presents the solution for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the production of electricity in Saudi Arabia. The simulation program (PVsyst 7.1) was used to simulate the installation of the PV cells on the two regions of Saudi Arabia, Yanbu and Rabigh.

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