Saudi Arabia has approved more than 106 consulting companies and contractors to build distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for households and small companies. This move has come after the regulatory framework for renewable energy systems for self-consumption was launched last November.
As per local reports, the Saudi Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority (WERA) will address all the necessary requirements stipulated in the regulatory framework. The list of contractors and consultants will be selected by a special committee to design, install and maintain small solar photovoltaic systems.
Last November, Energy Minister, Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud headed WERA’s board of directors, approved the legal framework for renewable energy systems for self-consumption of up to 2 MW as part of efforts to regulate the market, diversify the country’s power mix and achieve the renewable energy goals under Vision 2030. This also applies to solar PV power plants of over 2 MW and other renewable energy projects for self-consumption.