Kuwait Oil Company unveils solar project

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) will commission the largest solar power plant in Kuwait this year. To reach the goal set by HH the Emir of Kuwait of producing 15% of energy in Kuwait from renewable resources by 2030, the project aims at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pertaining from the oil and gas industry operations by utilizing solar energy.

The solar plant uses photovoltaic (PV) panels, which convert light directly into electricity. The plant has a peak capacity of 10 MW, and is designed to provide a minimum of 5 MW during peak hours of summer months under typical weather conditions of the site in Umm-Gudair, West Kuwait.