Enhancing the Efficiency and Reliability of a Standalone Solar Energy System for Homes in Iraq

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Adil Hasan Mahmood, Yousif Al Mashhadany, Sameer Algburi, Mustafa Mohammed, Firas Fadhil Salih, Fatma Ben Salem


This study explores the knowledge regarding unconnected solar energy systems, their configurations, and the effects of Iraq's warm weather. Furthermore, it investigates the advantages and disadvantages of implementing such systems in Iraq. The research recognizes the efficacy of off-grid solar energy systems and their potential to provide clean electrical energy to meet the needs of Iraqi citizens while reducing harmful environmental emissions. The study employs an applied research project to assess the operational efficiency of off-grid solutions. The PVSYST application was used to simulate the solar energy system data. The research aims to develop off-grid solar energy systems, assess the suitability of building roofs, examine how heat affects panel productivity, and evaluate the impact of shading on energy levels, among other objectives. The study also covers the components of solar energy systems and how to assess their quality to withstand Iraq's typically hot climate.

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Adil Hasan Mahmood, et al. (2023). Enhancing the Efficiency and Reliability of a Standalone Solar Energy System for Homes in Iraq. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, 11(10), 247–256. https://doi.org/10.17762/ijritcc.v11i10.8487
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Adil Hasan Mahmood, Yousif Al Mashhadany, Sameer Algburi, Mustafa Mohammed, Firas Fadhil Salih, Fatma Ben Salem

Adil Hasan Mahmood1, Yousif Al Mashhadany2, Sameer Algburi3, Mustafa Mohammed4, Firas Fadhil Salih5, Fatma Ben Salem6

1,5Renewable Energy Research Center, University of Anbar, Iraq.

2Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Anbar, Iraq.

3Al-Kitab University, College of Engineering Technology, Iraq.

4University of Information Technology and Communications, Baghdad, Iraq.

6University of Sfax, Tunisia.



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