UAE’ Masdar Looking to Develop 100 MW Solar Plant in Bahrain

Bahrain is inviting bids for the construction of a 100-megawatt (MW) solar energy plant to power up its renewable energy production.

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The island country of Bahrain recently invited bids for the development of a 100 MW solar energy facility. And now the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has entered the race to build the facility.

The tender announcement and invitation were made by Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza, Electricity and Water Affairs Minister of Bahrain, during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The move to build the 100 MW solar energy facility which the kingdom has called a large scale project, is in line with the country’s target to ensure renewable energy makes up at least 5% of its energy mix by 2025.

“We have already received tenders for the large-scale project, and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company is one of the bidders,” he told reporters.

The minister also stressed the importance of diversifying energy sources in the kingdom to support electricity generation in the future.

The first solar-powered house in Bahrain was unveiled in March 2018 as part of the government’s renewable energy strategy. Connected to the kingdom’s electricity grid through a net metering system and the house has 24 solar panels with a total electricity production capacity of 7.8 kW. Due to the success of the project, Bahrain has claimed that it is taking steps to install similar systems on the roofs of industrial and government buildings, including schools and hospitals. 

Source: CWE

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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