Qatar Presents Middle East’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Qatar Presents Middle East’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The solar plant is part of QatarEnergy’s new sustainability strategy, which reemphasizes its commitment to the energy transition

H.H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, inaugurated on Tuesday Al-Kharsaah Solar PV Power Plant (KSPP), the first in Qatar and one of the largest in the region, with a total capacity of 800 megawatts (MW).

The solar power plant was constructed on a 10 square kilometer land area. It includes more than 1,800,000 solar panels that utilize sun tracking technology to follow the movement of the sun to ensure the most efficient use of land and to maximize daily production.

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It utilizes robotic arms and treated water to clean the solar panels at night in order to enhance the plant’s production efficiency.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, H.E Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s energy minister, said: “the Al-Kharsaah plant is one of the country’s strategic initiatives to build projects that contribute to reducing gas and emissions, thus achieving about reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.”

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