Kuwait will soon be home to a rather large, 280 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant – located in Abdaliya, just southwest of the farming region of Kabad.
The last quarter of 2014 has been filled in with several crucial announcements for the Global Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) industry.
The first concentrating solar power plant to be built in the Gulf state of Kuwait, a 280MW solar thermal power plant in Al-Abdaliya, is expected to go online by the end of this year.
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Solar energy is set to emerge as one of the Gulf region's main sources of energy by 2017 with approximately 155 billion worth of solar power installation projects to generate more than 84GW of power.
The Algerian gas and electricity company, CEEG, recently invited prequalifications for a new concentrated solar power (“CSP”) programme in Algeria.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman & Kuwait Targeting More Than 50 GW of Solar Capacity by 2032
GCC countries will drift from hydrocarbons to renewable energy in order to diversify energy mix as per findings by recent research study “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Opportunity Analysis” by KuicK Research.
Fifty megawatts will be produced from concentrated solar thermal power sources and 10 each from photovoltaic and wind energy sources.
Three major concentrating solar power (CSP) projects in the oil-rich nation of Kuwait will take advantage of the sun, bringing them off the drawing boards and into reality.
The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has confirmed that a strategy to utilise renewables is underway, with solar on the agenda.
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Of this capacity, PV accounts for 10 MW and concentrated solar power accounts for 50 MW. The remaining 10MW is accounted for by wind energy.
Kuwait Chamber of Co-mmerce & Industry (KCCI) and Japan Coo-peration Center for the Middle East (JCCME) jointly held a seminar on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvement.