The 72 MW solar power project in Sakhir constitutes 28 per cent of the kingdom’s target for renewable energy sources by 2025.

Bahrain is set to develop a 72 MW solar power project, the largest of its kind in the kingdom, at Sakhir. The project comprises rooftop, ground-mounted and car-park solar systems and electric vehicle charging stations, reported BNA.

An agreement in this connection was signed last month under the patronage of Yasser bin Ibrahim Humaidan, Bahrain’s Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs.

Humaidan said the move comes as part of the Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan and added that it will contribute to saving energy costs and reducing carbon emissions. It is in line with the kingdom’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060, and achieving sustainable economic development for the citizens, he added.

The minister said the solar power project constitutes 28 per cent of the kingdom’s goal of achieving 250MW from renewable energy sources by 2025.

He stressed upon the significance of optimal use of the large areas in the kingdom to generate solar energy, adding that the project will help achieve a sustainable economy and enhance investment in renewable energy projects, in partnership with the private sector.