Muhammad Abbasi

Center Staff

Technical Development Specialist

Research Interests

I have been a full time solar PV industry professional since 2008. Having spent a considerable amount of time working in many areas of the business, with the only goal of building a thriving PV sector worldwide.

Technical and Research interests are in MW and Small Scale PV system design, Technical Design Due-Diligence, Off Grid PV ,Grid Integration , PV Installation, Testing & Maintenance. 

Selected Publications

Solar PV Designer Handbook for SESP

Solar PV Installer Handbook for SESP

Modeling and Control of Grid Connected PV System for Improved Dynamic Performance , MH Abbasi, Yasin Khan , 2015

Cascaded Control Scheme of Grid tied PV Inverter , MH Abbasi, Yasin Khan , 2015


M.SC., Electrical Engineering (Power), KSU, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014 
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering

Professional Profile

2022 - Present: Technical Developmeng Specialist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2016 - 2022: Renewable Energy Leader/ Lead Trainer, Saudi Electric Services Polytechnic (SESP), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2015 - 2016: Solutions Architect, Nokia Solutions (NSN), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2012 - 2015: Researcher, King Saudi University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE)

Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) 


Excellence Award (Achieving for completing 100 sessions for the Certified Solar PV Designer and Installer Program for SESP)

Recognized as certified trainer in Saudi Arabia by KACARE for Small Scale Solar PV Programs.

Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by CEO of GCCRL Labs for conducting Solar PV training programs.

Awarded Certified Designer and Installer certificate by Saudi Electric Company (SEC)

Awarded Solar PV Associate and PV Inspector Certificate by NABCEP

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Small & MW Scale PV Design Grid Integration PV Installation Testing and Maintenance On Grid & Hybrid PV AI for PV Systems