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Sustainable Energy. 2020, 8(1), 6-11
DOI: 10.12691/rse-8-1-2
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Study of the Specific Factors Effecting the PV Solar Cell’s Efficiency in Saudi Arabia

Ghormahhah S. Alzahrani1, Fahad S. Alzahrani2 and Ahmed M. Nahhas3,

1Department of Engineering Affairs, General Directorate of Civil Defense, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2Engineering Management Department, National Commercial Bank, Baha, Saudi Arabia

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 19, 2020

Cite this paper:
Ghormahhah S. Alzahrani, Fahad S. Alzahrani and Ahmed M. Nahhas. Study of the Specific Factors Effecting the PV Solar Cell’s Efficiency in Saudi Arabia. Sustainable Energy. 2020; 8(1):6-11. doi: 10.12691/rse-8-1-2


This paper presents the study of some specific factors that affect the performance of the photovoltaic (PV) solar cells including characteristics, types, advantages and disadvantages and the most important factors effecting the efficiency of the solar cells. The outdoor performance of PV module is influenced by many factors. Some of these issues are related to the module itself and others are related to the location and the environment. Few of these factors are material degradation, solar irradiance, module temperature, parasitic resistances, fill-factor, shading, soiling and Potential Induced Degradation (PID). The solar energy productivity of two major cities of Jeddah, and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia were presented and discussed.

PV solar cells renewable efficiency Jeddah Riyadh

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