The Al Kharsaah plant is the primary giant scale photovoltaic plant in Qatar with 800MWp put in photo voltaic capability
The plant was constructed on a 1,000-hectare terrain, and integrates two million high-efficiency bifacial modules mounted on single-axis trackers. These panels, geared up with photovoltaic cells on the back and front, seize the solar’s direct rays on one aspect, and the rays mirrored on the bottom on the opposite aspect, optimising electrical energy manufacturing.
Al Kharsaah can provide 10% of the nation’s peak energy consumption, reducing 26 million tons of CO2 emissions over its lifetime.
“After our latest entry within the big LNG initiatives NFE and NFS alongside QatarEnergy, we’re proud to announce at this time the start-up of the Al Kharsaah photo voltaic plant. This big venture, which contributed to the sustainability roadmap of Qatar, demonstrates as soon as once more TotalEnergies’ potential to assist producing international locations of their vitality transition by combining pure fuel manufacturing and photo voltaic vitality to satisfy the rising demand for electrical energy”, mentioned Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and chief govt officer of TotalEnergies. “That is one other milestone in our long-standing and trustful relationship with QatarEnergy, additionally bringing us nearer to our objective of 35GW of manufacturing capability by 2025.”
The facility plant has been developed and is operated by Siraj 1, which is collectively owned 40% by the consortium fashioned by TotalEnergies (49%), Marubeni (51%) and 60% by QatarEnergy Renewable Options. The venture features a 25-year Energy Buy Settlement between Siraj 1 and the ability grid operator Kahramaa.
The inauguration of the Al Kharsaah plant follows the latest collection of TotalEnergies as QatarEnergy’s first worldwide companion for the North Area East (NFE) and North Area South (NFS) liquefied pure fuel (LNG) initiatives. Participation in these initiatives will allow TotalEnergies so as to add 3.5 Mt/yr of manufacturing to its international LNG portfolio by 2028, according to the Firm’s objective of accelerating the share of pure fuel in its gross sales combine to 50% by 2030.
The inauguration additionally follows QatarEnergy’s latest announcement of a brand new solarisation venture for the Ras Laffan and Mesaieed industrial cities, with the assist of TotalEnergies. With 900MWp of put in capability, this venture can be one other main milestone in QatarEnergy’s technique to cut back the carbon footprint of its amenities by 2030 and to develop 5GW of renewable energy technology capability by 2035.
TotalEnergies and renewables electrical energy
As a part of its ambition to get to web zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is constructing a portfolio of actions in renewables and electrical energy. On the finish of June 2022, TotalEnergies’ gross renewable electrical energy technology put in capability is near 12GW. TotalEnergies will proceed to develop this enterprise to achieve 35GW of gross manufacturing capability from renewable sources and storage by 2025, after which 100GW by 2030 with the target of being among the many world’s high 5 producers of electrical energy from wind and photo voltaic vitality.