The government will announce a national solar plan in February, and it will include a “solar panel policy” which will allow for the production of panels on a small scale.
This will be done on a “first-come, first-served” basis, said a government official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The new plan will allow the country to generate as much as 80% of its energy from solar power by 2035, the official said.
It is part of the government’s efforts to address the shortfall in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
The new plan also aims to develop renewable energy technologies, such as solar thermal, to meet the country’s electricity needs, the statement said.
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the country is currently producing about 1.3 gigawatts of solar power.