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Potential regions in the GCC to deploy Off-Shore Floating PV system – A better solution

  Generating energy needs by means of renewable sources is a vital strategy for all the GCC countries. Photovoltaic systems in the GCC have been a primary choice of renewable sources due to regional weather and high levels of irradiance. However, the unfavorable environmental factors such as high temperatures, soiling, and dust have been a concern in PV performance. Offshore photovoltaic systems can provide a solution to mitigate these issues and improve system performance. So far, the Floating PV systems have remained unexplored in the GCC region. This paper identifies and presents the six potential regions in the GCC to deploy the Floating PV system based on three environmental factors.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    22 November 2019

  • Publication Status:

    In Press

  • DOI:

    10.1680/jener.19.00061

  • ISSN:

    1751-4223

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Goh, K., Gupta, N., Honnuravali, M., & Umar, T. (in press). Potential regions in the GCC to deploy Off-Shore Floating PV system – A better solution. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy, https://doi.org/10.1680/jener.19.00061

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Keywords

Floating photovoltaics (FPV); Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); PV maximum output Power (P max); Practical Salinity Unit (PSu); Sea Surface Temperature (SST)

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