According to the news of the Qatari official agency QNA, the opening of the solar power plant in the city of Harsa was attended by Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamed Al Thani. In the news, it was noted that the power plant, which was established on an area of 10 square kilometers, contains 1 million 800 thousand solar panels.
A GIANT INVESTMENT OF 467 MILLION DOLLARS
It was stated that the facility will produce clean energy as part of Doha’s plans for a conscious transition to low-carbon energy. The power plant, with a total capacity of approximately 800 megawatts, is expected to produce 10 percent of the electricity consumed in the country.
At the beginning of 2020, Doha management signed an agreement with French companies Total and Japanese Marubeni to build the al-Harsa solar power plant at a cost of $467 million.
JAPAN WAS FUNDED
Japan International Development Bank (JBIC) and Mizuho Bank signed a $330 million syndicated loan for Qatar’s first mega solar panel plant. JBIC and Mizuho will provide joint syndicated loan financing of $330 million for Qatar’s first mega solar panel project ¨SIRAJ1¨.
As part of the signed agreement, the 800-megawatt power plant was planned to be put into operation in April 2022 in the village of Al Kharsaah, 80 kilometers west of Doha, the capital of Qatar. The electricity to be obtained from the joint project, which will be operated by Japanese Marubeni and French Total companies, will be sold to Qatar General Electricity and Water Company for 25 years.
Double-sided photovoltaic panels were used in the facilities planned to be one of the largest solar power stations in the world. The panels, which are more suitable for locations with high reflectivity such as deserts, snow fields, surface waters, will also be able to absorb sunlight reflected from the ground on their back.