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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
AlKhori
 
First Name:
Mohammed
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Economics of Solar Power Generation and Desalination in the GCC
 
Paper Proposal Text :
The purpose of this study is to determine the economic competitiveness of using solar energy to generate power and desalinate water as oppose to the conventional power-generation methods in Qatar which involve combustion of natural gas. Due to the high capital investments and low operational expenditures of renewable energy projects, power generation using solar energy may prove to be financially-feasible only on a long-term basis. This would involve low operational costs (as oppose to Oil & Gas) as well as taking advantage of the opportunity cost of refining natural gas into more valuable downstream products as oppose to merely combusting it in a conventional power-generation plant.
 
 
 

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