Saudi Arabia outlines brand-new arrangements for roof PV

Jul 13, 2020 05:57 PM ET
  • The policies will require power suppliers to give even more assistance to home owners and services willing to go solar. The new framework will apply to PV systems varying in size from 1 kW-2 MW and also to all power consumers.
Saudi Arabia outlines brand-new arrangements for roof PV
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Saudi Arabia's Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority has actually released new policies for distributed-generation solar installments which it is prepared for will encourage electrical power consumers to set up PV systems under the nation's web payment regime.

The new stipulations, which must relate to PV systems ranging in size from 1 kW to 2 MW as well as to all type of power consumer, will come into effect when the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) will launch additional rules on the plan's procedures.

The structure establishes Saudi power distributors will need to offer help to consumers happy to mount solar, by offering the information needed for feasibility researches as well as to apply for grid connection. Power companies will additionally have to elevate recognition of the benefits of roof solar as well as report yearly on development in the marketplace sector.

Saudi Arabia made a very first effort to present web metering for tiny range solar in August 2017, yet a draft guideline prepared at the time was never taken on.

The kingdom had 334 MW of solar generation capacity at the end of in 2015, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Big solar jobs supplied most of that number, with the lion's share stood for by the 300 MW Sakaka solar plant which came online in November.

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