A photovoltaic facility is an electrical facility to all intents and purposes whose installation and operation are subject to compliance with the requirements and provisions of the Electricity Law and its Regulations.
The safety conditions for installing and operating the facility are defined by the Director of Electricity Administrationat the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources.
A photovoltaic facility with an output of up to 1 kW does not require a permit. Operating a permanent photovoltaic facility with an output exceeding 1 kW requires a permit from the Director of Electricity Administrationat the
Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, and compliance with the terms for operating the facility.
To obtain the permit, a signed application form must be submitted with all documents specified therein attached, including plans signed by the facility planner or modification planner, and an inspection report of a suitably licensed electrical inspector. The permit holder is entitled to supply electrical energy only to the facility defined in the plan.
In addition a permit is required for a fundamental change to such a facility, such as increase in capacity, change in the means for preventing electrocution, replacement of the electrical infrastructure, replacement of a converter, etc.
A photovoltaic facility shall be inspected once every five years at least, by an electrical inspector suitably licensed for the size of the facility. Failure to conduct the inspection will result in revocation of the permit.
The latest directives currently in effect, as updated from time to time, appear on the Ministry website. For further information, contact the Director of Electricity Administrationat the Ministry.