Bahrain Inks Deals To Establish 72-megawatt Solar Park


Bahrain has secured agreements to establish a 72 megawatt solar park project as the country strives to be emissions-free by 2060. The project is a component of Bahrain's plan for renewable energy, which intends to double the proportion of clean energy in the nation's electrical mix to 20% by 2035 from 5%.

The Bahrain International Circuit, the University of Bahrain, Exhibition World Bahrain, and the Al Dana Amphitheatre will all have rooftop and ground-mounted solar power systems as well as charging stations for electric vehicles as part of the solar PV project, which is situated in Sakhir, Bahrain's southern region. According to Yasser Humaidain, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, the solar park will contribute to Bahrain's and its inhabitants' sustainable economic development and is in line with the kingdom's obligations to the international community.

He stated that increasing the usage of solar energy will contribute to environmental protection and resource sustainability. Bahrain, the smallest oil producer in the Arabian Gulf, is "making progress" in a number of areas as it strives to reach the net-zero goal, Mr. Humaidan stated at an event in May.

“We have engaged with several of the large industrial emitters, and we have implemented a system of continuous emissions monitoring where we can monitor their emissions remotely, continuously and in real-time,” he said.

In order to cut emissions and reach net zero targets in the future decades, GCC countries are aiming to increase the production of renewable energy. The second-largest economy in the Arab world, the UAE, is making significant investments in renewable energy projects and has unveiled a number of programs in an effort to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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