Bahrain to harness its sun with new power project

Published July 11th, 2012 - 08:23 GMT
Solar Cells
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Bahrain will implement a $25 million solar energy project on an experimental basis to produce up to 5MW of power, said a senior government official.

The National Oil and Gas Authority and Bapco have signed an agreement with US Petra Solar to build the project, Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.

The project will benefit the Bapco township of Awali and Bahrain University, among other locations, he added.

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