Monday, 8 Mar 2021
The Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) has started grid connection for residential solar rooftop projects, a move that is likely to promote eco-friendly lifestyle as well as benefit the power sector in the sultanate.p

Grid connection for Oman’s residential solar rooftop projects starts

Launched below its renewable power initiative ‘Sahim’, the authority seeks wide-scale deployment of little photovoltaic (PV) systems at residential premises in Oman which will allow consumers to slash their annual electrical energy bills by about 40 per cent as nicely as aid the nation save millions in creating gas-fired electrical energy.

A little-scale enterprise Continental Shelf of Solar Tech, began by 28 year old engineer, Majid bin Salim Abdullah al Alawi, is 1 of the initial organizations to connect residential PV systems to neighborhood networks. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Eng Alawi, CEO of the Continental Shelf of Solar Tech, mentioned, “We have connected 5 homes to the electrical energy grid in some locations of the sultanate and we will connect ten other people in the coming days in locations such as Muscat, Izki and Manah.

“This system will allow citizens to sell excess power to electricity distribution companies. It will also preserve the environment and reduce carbon emissions in addition to saving money spent on electricity.”

The organization has undertaken a quantity of projects like the installation of solar street lights for the Middle East College and numerous farms. “We have also installed solar panels for a fuel station located in Muscat governorate.”

Eng Alawi began his company of solar PV panels in the sultanate in 2015. “An Indian professor inspired me to establish my organization whilst attending a workshop in India. The course was about clean power. We at present set up solar systems for homes, farms, factories, restaurants, and so on.

“Our products include solar garden lighting, lighting walls with solar energy, solar water pumping systems, solar traffic lights, solar street lighting and solar street management. We have three branches in Muscat, Al Khoudh and Salalah. I hope that the culture of solar energy will spread among the members of the community.”

AER has authorized an incentive-primarily based tariff method that will allow residential consumers to slash their annual electrical energy bills by about 40 per cent when they set up grid-connected solar PV systems on their rooftops.

Under the Sahim initiative the authority plans to conduct a pilot phase targeting among 1,000 and three,000 homes.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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