In its pursuit to promote Renewable Energy sources to Oman; The Authority for Electricity Regulation launched its Sahim initiative which set the technical and regulatory framework to allow for households and businesses to install rooftop PV solar systems on their premises and to be compensated for PV electricity exported via the Bulk Supply Tariff. The Sahim initiative was structured in two phases:
Sahim I which has already commenced in May 2017 allows large households and business to install small grid connected PV systems at their own cost and be compensated for any exported electricity via the Bulk Supply Tariff.
Sahim II aims to drive large scale deployment of small grid connected PV systems (3-5 kWp) for around 10-30% of residential premises in Oman. Unlike Sahim I, the costs of procuring, installing and operating PV systems will not be met by the customers, instead private developers will enter into competition to build, own and operate PV systems at residential premises designated by the Authority.
The Authority is currently undergoing pre-development work of its Sahim II initiative and is looking to evaluate available PV technologies to be utilized to achieve our requirements taking into account any trade-off between risk mitigation / reduced costs of operation / higher generation. The purpose of the following questionnaire is to evaluate whether your respective products fulfill the operational requirements under Sultanate of Oman specific environmental conditions.
It is therefore necessary to comprehensively understand your products on a technical basis and get an overview of all available product certifications and quality related measures. To take part in the Sahim II questionnaire, please fill out the relevant questionnaire and submit the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.