GIS-based estimation of roof-PV capacity & energy production for the Seeb region in Oman

Yassine Charabi, Mohamed Ben Haj Rhouma, Adel Gastli

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Abstract

This paper assesses the potential solar power for the PV roof integration system using the Geographic Information System (GIS). The residential area of Seeb (Muscat-Oman) was investigated as a case study. The constraint of the roof optimization for the optimal design of solar photovoltaic fields consisting of multiple rows was analyzed and the optimal area of deployment of PV collectors was calculated taking into account orientation, shading and masking of adjacent rows. A MATLAB program was developed in order to estimate the total roof-PV power capacity and total annual energy generation. The program takes into account the different factors that affect the efficiency of the PV. The results show that, if we consider 10 hours as a daily average of sunshine, the total roof PV panels in the Seeb area will be equivalent to a 300MW power generation plant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
Pages41-44
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010 - Manama, Bahrain
Duration: Dec 18 2010Dec 22 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
CountryBahrain
CityManama
Period12/18/1012/22/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Charabi, Y., Rhouma, M. B. H., & Gastli, A. (2010). GIS-based estimation of roof-PV capacity & energy production for the Seeb region in Oman. In 2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010 (pp. 41-44). [5771717] https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2010.5771717