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Feasibility of Using VLS-PV Systems in the Future Egyptian Cities: Case Study Suez Canal Region
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The international project, Very Large Scale Photovoltaic (VLS-PV), is considered one of the international promising projects that discuss the potentials for developing the world's desert by using large scale Photovoltaic plants. Urban-scale photovoltaic applications have been sponsored by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and discussed through Photovoltaic Power System Program (PVPS) through Task 10 in 2004, in addition studying the use of photovoltaic services for developing countries through Task 9 started in 1999. The tasks aim to improve the utilization of PV systems in the urban environment, as part of the global trends for maximizing building energy efficiency by using renewable energy systems. Studying the feasibility of VLS-PV projects for developing the deserts in Egypt and other Middle-East countries, has a wide interest in research activities through the last years, specially studying of the urban and architectural infrastructure for the proposed VLS-PV community and feasibility in the Egyptian desert, beside studying of socio-economic, energy, and developmental constituents of desert communities. Through the studies, VLS-PV project has been introduced as the most promising project that may combine the international trends regarding renewable energy and sustainable development, with the recent national developmental trends and proposed scenarios. In this context, the research paper presents the ability of using building integrated PV systems 'BIPV' to improve energy efficiency in the Egyptian' cities, throughout presenting case study of El-Mostakbal city in Suez Canal region, as a part of studying the feasibility of implementing VLS-PV stages. The research findings and recommendations are forwarded to the development of urban and architectural design strategy for the recent and future Egyptian cities, to be more adapted to use renewable energy integrated systems.
El Sudany, M. M.; Rashed, A.; Sheta, S. (2010). Feasibility of Using VLS-PV Systems in the Future Egyptian Cities: Case Study Suez Canal Region. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from