Saudis Will Let Households Produce Solar Energy and Sell to Grid

By Wael Mahdi

Saudi Arabia will allow households to produce solar energy and sell any surplus electricity back to the power grid starting July 1.

Consumers can install a photovoltaic solar system with capacity limited to no more than 2 megawatts and not less than 1 kilowatt, according to rules listed in the official government newspaper Um al-Qura. The systems must be connected to the power grid.

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