Solar energy is increasingly becoming a strong alternative to fossil fuel and the most common and most widely utilized scheme to realize the solar power is through the installation of grid-connected solar systems which are commonly referred to as solar farms or solar parks.
Grid-tied systems generate electricity and inject them directly into the national grid. Typically, these systems do not have storage and therefore they only produce energy during the day when network load is peaking making this application an ideal solution to offload the electric network and a perfect complement to existing conventional power plants. PV Grid systems are either building integrated on rooftops or free standing that are installed on the ground. NSS specializes in both types and have the knowledge and expertise to fully take on any size of project. NSS strong and unparalleled expertise in this field made it the obvious choice to execute several projects in the kingdom including KAUST and Farasan.

KAUST 2MW Roof-top Project

Grid ConnectedNSS was awarded the contract for the turnkey installation of 2MW ( of roof space and is producing 3,332 megawatt hours of clean energy annually, while also saving up to 1,666 tons of yearly carbon emissions. This equates to a carbon offsets for approximately 11,758 million kilometers of air travel.

Project Highlights:
- 2MW Power Generation Facility, 3,300 MWH annually.
- First Large Scale Grid-Connected Solar Power Plant in Saudi Arabia.
- 9,300 215Wp modules over 11,600 square meters
- Saves 1,700 tonnes of carbon emissions annually
- In Operation Since May 2010

Farasan 500KW Ground-mount Project

Grid ConnectedNSS also executed the second grid-connected solar power plant in Saudi Arabia in the sea island modules over an area of approximately 7,700 square meters next to the existing Saudi Electricity Company power plant. The solar plant will generate approximately 780 Megawatt hours annually that will be injected into the Farasan grid which is sufficient to power approximately 150-200 homes. The project will also avoid at least 400 tons of carbon emissions annually.

Project Highlights:
- 500KW Power Generation Facility, 780 MWh annually.
- Second Large Scale Grid-Connected Solar Power Plant to be commissioned in Saudi Arabia.
- 6,240 CIS modules over 7,700 square meters.
- Saves 1,700 tonnes of carbon emissions annually
- Saves 400 tonnes of carbon emissions annually
- In Operation Since June 2011.

Ramah Solar Testing Facility

Grid ConnectedNSS in collaboration with JGC Gulf designed the Saudi harsh climatic environment. Some of the technologies being tested are:
- Poly Crystalline
- Thin Film CIS
- Thin Film a-Si
- Heterojunction w/ Intrinsic Thin layer