Qatar plans to up solar capacity with two new plants
DOHA, August 24, 2022 – Qatar plans to more than double its renewable energy output through the commissioning of two solar plants, the Qatari government announced on Tuesday.
Construction works were awarded to Samsung C&T with an initial investment of more than USD 600 million.
The facilities will be built in Mesaieed Industrial City and Ras Laffan Industrial City, both close to Qatar’s gas producing regions.
The projects will raise Qatar’s solar output to 1.67 GW by the end of 2024.
The country aims to produce 5 GW of solar energy by 2035.
In July 2022, Qatar plugged its new 800-MW Al Kharsaah solar farm into the national grid, which is expected to be fully operational before the World Cup football tournament on November 20, 2022.