The Bahraini Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) has introduced the first house in the Kingdom of Bahrain to be connected to its electricity network via a net metering system, which would enable its users to install and make use of the solar energy panels in their properties.
In his comment on the announcement, Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza, the EWA minister explained that the project was implemented in two phases; the first phase comprised auditing and reviewing the property’s technical details to make sure they comply with the technical and design requirements of the project.
The second phase, on the other hand, included the implementation and the construction works of the project. A total of 24 solar panels have been installed in the house that is owned by Hussein Sanad in Al Mussala village, west of Al Manama. The panels have the production capacity of 7.8 kilowatts of energy and an annual capacity of 12,500 kilowatts.
The value of the energy that will be provided through the solar panels will be deducted from the monthly electricity bill of the property. This comes as another milestone for EWA towards achieving her goal of reducing its dependence on petroleum and developing the clean energy industries.