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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Renewable energy sources (RES) offer clean energy generation that mitigates negative environmental and economic issues compared to fossil fuels sources. Photovoltaic (PV) systems are a popular form of RES to integrate into an electricity grid. Optimal PV-grid integration requires the design of effective supply-demand optimization models for electricity distribution networks. Accurate rooftop PV potential estimation is a first step in building the PV-grid integration optimization model. This paper aims to accomplish two main tasks. First, it presents an innovative approach to estimate the rooftop PV installation capacity in the northern region of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Second, calculating the rooftop PV potential. The results show the rooftop PV potential for the northern region of Riyadh counts up to 8.18 TWh per year. This estimation would help Saudi Arabian government to understand the high potential of rooftop-PV systems, enabling the adoption in the residential aspect of RES based on the Saudi Vision 2030. \

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Estimating Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) Potential in The Northern Region of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Renewable energy sources (RES) offer clean energy generation that mitigates negative environmental and economic issues compared to fossil fuels sources. Photovoltaic (PV) systems are a popular form of RES to integrate into an electricity grid. Optimal PV-grid integration requires the design of effective supply-demand optimization models for electricity distribution networks. Accurate rooftop PV potential estimation is a first step in building the PV-grid integration optimization model. This paper aims to accomplish two main tasks. First, it presents an innovative approach to estimate the rooftop PV installation capacity in the northern region of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Second, calculating the rooftop PV potential. The results show the rooftop PV potential for the northern region of Riyadh counts up to 8.18 TWh per year. This estimation would help Saudi Arabian government to understand the high potential of rooftop-PV systems, enabling the adoption in the residential aspect of RES based on the Saudi Vision 2030. \