Bahrain to set up major solar power plant
Manama, June 21, 2014
Bahrain is planning to set up a key solar and wind hybrid plant which will be linked to the country's power-distribution grid by the first quarter of 2015.
The 5MW experimental station is expected to be built on a land covering 120,000 sq m south of Al Dur Power and Water Plant, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, citing the utility minister.
It is part of Bahrain's efforts to develop renewable energy sources, remarked Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Abdulhussain Mirza.
The Electricity and Water Authority had commissioned leading German company Fichtner to study the solar and wind power potential in the country.-TradeArabia News Service