Saturday , September 18 2021

Damascus opens solar power project to light 500 homes

The station is working to generate electricity at a rate of 2 million kilowatts a year to illuminate 500 homes throughout the year. Through the station, 500 tons of fuel will be given annually for 90 million lira. p.

Daily life in Damascus, Syria

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These projects come in conjunction with the Syrian government's tendency to benefit from solar energy and to provide other energies such as gas and oil and achieve sustainable development.

The ministries of electricity and education in Syria had previously launched a project to generate solar energy for Mohsen Makhlouf school in the suburb of Qodsia in Damascus, 140 kilowatts and the cost of 110 million Syrian pounds.

Syrian electricity minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharbotli told SANA that, if driven, this project will provide about 80 tonnes of oil equivalent with annual financial savings estimated at 16 million Syrian pounds.

The Minister added that this project will produce approximately 230,000 kilowatt hours annually, and there are also future projects signed with the Ministry of Education, and there are also 6 schools.

For its part, the Ministry of Local Government and Syria's Environment has carried out several projects that work with alternative energies in different provinces such as street lighting projects, water well pumping and electricity generation through electroplating channels and others as part of the effort to invest renewable energy sources in order to achieve sustainable development.

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