The 800MW Al Kharsaah solar power plant provides clean energy for the Qatar World Cup.
The plant located 80-kilometres west of the capital, Doha, is the world’s largest photovoltaic project using a tracking system and bifacial modules, and the third largest single photovoltaic power station in the world so far.
This is Qatar’s first non-fossil fuel power station. With 800MWp installed capacity, Al Kharsaah can supply 10 percent of Qatar’s peak power consumption and will avoid 26 million tons of CO2 emissions over the course of its lifetime, strongly supports Qatar’s commitment to host a carbon-neutral World Cup. The lead contractor of the project is PowerChina.
Qatar’s State Minister for Energy Saad al-Kaabi said: “Al Kharsaah solar power plant is the first non-fossil fuel power station in Qatar. It sets a great example for the development of Qatar’s new energy industry and has helped to fulfill the important commitment of the Qatari government in hosting a Green World Cup.”