Saudi Arabia

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Solar Suitability
- How suitable is the climate in the country for solar electricity


Jan 7th 2017Renewable energy and Solar solutions implementation are part of Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision. 

Financial Incentives
- Feed-in tariffs and other government financial incentives


Jan 7th 2017Although there are many programs to provide loans and financial support for newly starters companies, however there are no clear tariffs and or rebates programs to encourage general consumers to pursue solar implementation. 

Return on Investment
- What sort of return on investment can homeowners installing a solar power system expect


Jan 7th 2017Current electric power or utilities bills/tariffs are so low. Country plans to increase the cost which may attract homeowners to adapt solar solutions if ROI is feasible. We must work with the government to introduce new rebates programs and policies to attract homewoners and or commercial buildings owners to implement. 

Planning Requirements
- Government regulations relating to installations of solar power systems on homes and commercial buildings


Jan 7th 2017Some work need to be done with the govenment to enable local municipalities to certify these solutions

Grid Connection
- Overview of the process to get a rooftop solar power system connected to the grid


Jan 7th 2017Not very clear yet.

Recommended Sites
- Useful non-commercial solar websites for homeowners and businesses that want to learn more


Jan 7th 2017To be developed for my own company, however Saudi Arabian Solar Industry Association (SASIA) has a site with limited information.

Other Benefits
- Eg. Energy Performance Certificate benefits for homes in UK


Jan 7th 2017Nice to have.

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