Qatar has always set examples of a progressive nation and this time the focus is Solar Energy. The country will be building 800 MW solar power plant in an area of 10 sq km. For this purpose Qatar and France’s Total along with Japan’s Marubeni have signed an agreement. According to this agreement the solar power project will have a capacity of 800 MW. This is equivalent to 10 per cent of the country’s present electricity demand.
The signing ceremony to build Al Kharsaah Large Scale Solar PV Power plant was attended by The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and H E Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum. It will also establish the power company and include power purchase from this plant. The ceremony was held at Doha Sheraton Hotel on Sunday.