K.A.CARE supports many projects through several renewable energy programs, it provides financial support to the private sector for renewable energy technologies projects through the Technology Indigenization program. It also offer support by providing renewable energy data to companies, research centers and universities. K.A.CARE supports building human cadres in the renewable energy sector by sponsoring several academic and training programs in this field. Furthermore, K.A.CARE promotes diversification of energy sources instead of relying entirely on oil and its derivatives in the production of energy, which maximizes the temporal exploitation of oil resources and enables electricity-saving. In addition to addressing the water scarcity in KSA through the expansion of the nuclear energy use to desalinate seawater, which will positively affect citizens and sectors, which generally include the fields of agriculture, industry and potable water.
These expected revenues from the National Atomic Energy Project will also create new and broad opportunities for education; training and employment, opportunities of an advanced technical nature, benefiting KSA and its citizens.
Yes, individual citizens can submit their ideas or projects by contacting K.A.CARE via the contact page or by e-mail: Info@energy.gov.sa
K.A.CARE also welcomes all proposals and ideas that serve the its objectives and interests in the atomic energy sector, especially those promoting and supporting the national atomic energy project in KSA. Individuals can submit through official channels of contact such as the e-portal or official e-mail. All proposals and ideas submitted will be taken under consideration.
Only registered Atlas users can download Atlas data and statistics done by monitoring and measuring renewable resources stations, by following two methods:
Atlas Portal: http://rratlas.energy.gov.sa/
There are several criteria points that determine the ideal location for photovoltaic power plant:
There should be enough solar radiation to build PV plants, and solar radiation monitoring stations should be built to assess solar energy resources. K.A.CARE has more than 47 solar monitoring stations distributed throughout KSA.
There should be space for solar panels in accordance with the required power, for example: the 6-square-kilometer Sakaka Solar Project is producing 300 MW.
Energy production through solar panels requires a sunny climate continuously, as lack of solar radiance for a certain period may cause a decrease in energy production.
The production of energy through solar panels requires a level vast land and not between mountains that would block sunlight and reduce the production of energy.
Building PV solar plants is based on low value if the developer does not own the land, the cost of purchase or lease needs to be considered by the developer.
K.A.CARE plays an enabler role in the renewable energy sector in partnership with the related authorities through:
The Small-Scale Solar PV Regulations document, approved by the Board of Directors of the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority, issued the administrative decision No. (182) dated 04-11-1438H, specifying the regulatory requirements related to Small-scale PV Solar Systems that are in link with the distribution system in Saudi Arabia, which required using net measurement of energy consumed in the connected building, excess power, and exported power to the electricity distribution network.
According to Article (8) of the regulation, the process of requesting solar PV systems installment can be divided into four main steps:
Details about the organization can be found on the Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority website: (https://www.ecra.gov.sa/en-sa/ECRARegulations/Regulations/Pages/Regulations.aspx).
K.A.CARE conducts research and demonstration activities to serve sustainable development and present recommendations on renewable energy and atomic energy at a national level. It plays a key role in planning the introduction of nuclear (for peaceful purposes) and renewable energy technologies in KSA, including participation in the preparation of the National Strategy in creating a balanced and sustainable national energy mix, and developing the plans for its implementation. In addition, K.A.CARE supports programs and research and scientific partnerships in this context, and improves the necessary human capacities in the nuclear and renewable energy sectors, as well as indigenization of industrial products resulted in this context.
K.A.CARE seeks to coordinate with its partners from the governmental agencies, scientific institutions and applied research centers to exchange information and experiences, as well as to establish partnerships through scientific cooperation between KSA and international scientific institutions. K.A.CARE is working on proposing a national policy for nuclear and renewable energy and implementing the necessary strategic plan, in addition to establishing and managing projects to achieve its independent objectives with the relevant parties inside and outside the country. Moreover, K.A.CARE is aiming to establish projects to generate electricity from nuclear and renewable energy, build research and development centers to achieve a sustainable national energy mix, and introduce new sources of energy to contribute in the sustainable development and to support the national economy.