More than 106 consulting companies and contractors have been approved in Saudi Arabia to build distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for households and small companies after the regulatory framework for renewable energy systems for self-consumption was launched last November.
The Saudi Water and Electricity Regulatory Authority (WERA) worked with all parties concerned to complete the necessary arrangements and meet the requirements stipulated in the regulatory framework, the regulator told local business daily Aleqtisadiah.
A special committee is responsible for approving the list of contractors and consultants who are allowed to design, install and maintain small solar photovoltaic systems.
Last November, WERA’s board of directors, headed by energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud 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. The regulation is applied also to solar PV power plants of over 2 MW and other renewable energy projects for self-consumption.