Siting of large PV farms in Al-Batinah region of Oman

Adel Gastli, Yassine Charabi

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a research study conducted on solar energy resource assessment for Al-Batinah region in Oman. GIS-based spatial multi-criteria evaluation approach, in terms of the FLOWA module was used to assess the land suitability for large PV farms implementation in Oman. The tool used applies fuzzy quantifiers within ArcGIS environment allowing the integration of a multi-criteria decision analysis. Land suitability analysis for large PV farms implementation was carried out for the case study of Al-Batinah region in Oman. The highly suitable land areas exceeding 2.5km2 of minimum surface were selected. Different PV technologies were considered for implementation in the selected areas. It was found that PV technologies provide very high technical potential for implementing large solar plants. In fact, if all highly suitable land is completely exploited for CPV implementation, it can produce almost 24.5 times the present total electric energy demand in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
Pages548-552
Number of pages5
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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    Gastli, A., & Charabi, Y. (2010). Siting of large PV farms in Al-Batinah region of Oman. In 2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010 (pp. 548-552). [5771742] https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2010.5771742