Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Conergy Asia-Pacific has been awarded a contract for a 2-megawatt (MW) solar power plant for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Conergy Asia-Pacific was awarded the project under a consortium agreement with Saudi-based National Solar Systems.
Under the agreement, Conergy will manage the design and components supply, while installation and operational management are implemented by National Solar Systems. The project consists of two rooftop solar plants with an output of 1 MW each, to be installed on the North and South Laboratories of the University.
The photovoltaic plant, valued at €11.3 million [US $15.33 million], is also the first large-scale solar project of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It will occupy 11,577 square meters of roof space and produce 3,332 megawatt-hours of clean energy annually.
“With its arid climate and vast desert landmass, Saudi Arabia is geographically optimal for harnessing solar power,” said Florent Abadie, director of development and technology for the Asia-Pacific region at Conergy. “We commend the Saudi authority’s remarkable support for cleantech development and inspiring commitment to renewable energy, which we are witnessing in the Kingdom’s leading policymakers and decision-makers”