Al Kharsaah solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant is one of the world’s largest solar PV plants and is Qatar’s first utility-scale solar PV park, located 80 kilometres west of Doha. It has a generating capacity of around 800 megawatts and will avoid 26 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions during its operating life, helping Qatar progress toward its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2030.
Leveraging its strong regional footprint and expertise in project design and execution, Hitachi Energy has provided an engineered package that collects all the power generated by the plant’s 1.8 million solar modules and transfers it into the national transmission system safely and reliably.
“We are delighted to have made such a significant contribution to this milestone in Qatar’s journey toward an energy system that is more sustainable, flexible and secure” said Dr Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, Hitachi Energy for the UAE, Gulf, Near East and Pakistan. “Our expertise and long track record of supplying grid integration solutions in Qatar and the Middle East make us a partner of choice for large-scale renewable energy projects like Al Kharsaah.”
Hitachi Energy is a market and technology leader in grid connections and power quality solutions, with more than 10,000 installations worldwide. Recently, the company launched its Grid-eXpand range of modular and prefabricated grid connection solutions that make it faster, simpler and more efficient to expand power grid capacity and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable energy system.
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