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Analytical Study of Power Generation Using PV System for Al-Shuaiba and Al-Shuqiq Regions in Saudi Arabia

1Department of Distribution and Maintenance, Abaja Contracting Company, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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


American Journal of Energy Research. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 1, 21-29
DOI: 10.12691/ajer-9-1-3
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Abdulwahab M. Bajawi, Ahmed M. Nahhas. Analytical Study of Power Generation Using PV System for Al-Shuaiba and Al-Shuqiq Regions in Saudi Arabia. American Journal of Energy Research. 2021; 9(1):21-29. doi: 10.12691/ajer-9-1-3.

Correspondence to: Ahmed  M. Nahhas, Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Email: amnahhas@uqu.edu.sa

Abstract

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 solar power production to meet a significant portion of potential energy demand in the country. To achieve its solar power goals, various installations and research works are being undertaken nowadays in the Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the most recent updates of the solar industry in the country are important for further research investigation. This paper explores the present state of Saudi Arabia and the potential prospects of the solar industry. It also aims to discuss the possibility of connecting the photovoltaic (PV) system with the grid, while calculating the amount of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the production of electricity through clean energy. In this work a simulation (PVsyst 7.1) software program to simulate the installation of PV cells on two regions of Saudi Arabia including Al-Shuaiba and Al-Shuqiq regions. Also, the possibility of using the tracker system to track the sunshine and generate more power from PV systems was discussed.

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