UAE firms to construct 300-MW solar park in Syria

Nov 12, 2021 12:32 PM ET
  • Syria on Thursday signed an agreement with a team of companies from the United Arab Emirates for the building and construction of a 300-MW solar park in the Widyan al-Rabie location in the Damascus countryside.
UAE firms to construct 300-MW solar park in Syria
Image: Syria's Ministry of Electricity

The park is expected to be built within 2 years, the Syrian Ministry of power said on Thursday. Found near the Tishreen thermal terminal, the center will certainly be separated into 6 sections each of 50 MW and also will certainly produce 500 million kWh of green electrical power yearly, conserving 350,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The names of the UAE firms that will carry out the project were not divulged.

The project is taken into consideration a solid launch of the country's efforts to broaden the share of renewable resource as part of its 2030 strategy, according to electrical energy priest Ghassan al-Zamil. The Arab country intends to produce a minimum of 5% of its electrical energy from renewables, enhancing solar capability to 1.5 GW as well as including 900 MW of wind generators.

As part of its initiatives to elevate the share of renewables, the government announced in October the production of a state-backed fund that will support green energy projects.

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