Kuwait to launch pilot solar project
Kuwait, April 29, 2014
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has adopted a pilot project using the systems of photovoltaic cells to generate solar power in 150 houses, said a report.
The project is part of KFAS' new strategy which focuses on contributing to the application of scientific solutions to address priority issues, including water, energy and the environment for the best interest of the country, said Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).
It aims to reduce the loads on the electrical grid and maintaining the oil resources by burning less fuel in the production of electrical power, especially in peak times as a result of the use of the photovoltaic cells as well as the reduction of environmental impacts due to emissions of greenhouse gases.
Once the project gets completed in the next three years, 7,027 barrels of oil would be provided every year worth up to KD221,000 ($784,718), anticipating multiplication of this value in the peak hours.