Solar PV generation capacity is projected to rise to more than 8 MW when more the solar plants of more customers are connected to the grid over the next two years, the company said. A total of 38 applications have been received for connecting solar power systems in the governorate, it stated.
Installation costs per kilowatt capacity typically range from RO 300 to RO 800 based on information provided by contractors, according to MEDC. “We hope this cost this decrease gradually with the availability of more manufacturers and the growing efficiency of PV panels,” it said.
Regulations governing grid-connected solar PV installations were approved by the Authority for Electricity Regulation in the third quarter of 2017.
Oman plans to secure at least 30 per cent of the electricity demand from renewable energy sources. An ambitious renewable energy development programme supported by Nama Group members will also help support job creation for Omanis, and contribute to GDP growth as well.
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