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Syrian Electricity Company announced operating the largest solar power station to generate electricity in Homs

The Syrian General Electricity Company announced that it has operated in cooperation with al-Nafouri Integrated Solutions Company, the largest solar power station in Syria to generate electricity with a capacity of 500 KWh in the industrial city of Hisyah.

“The station is the largest of its kind in the governorate and has been connected with a special conversion center within the station with a transformer capacity of 630 KVA then connected with a center belonging to Homs electricity company within the industrial city of Hisyah in Homs”, the director of Homs Electricity Company Engineer Musleh al-Hassan was quoted as saying.

The engineer al-Hassan referred to the investors’ increasing requests for a license to implement renewable energy projects due to the facilities being offered to the investors to set up environmentally friendly alternative power plants within the directives of the Ministry of Electricity to encourage partnership with the private sector in light of the oil lack shortage and the growing need for electricity.

“The Company is currently studying the requests submitted by investors to set up alternative energy projects in many areas in Homs, some of which are licensed to begin action and some are under study”, al-Hassan noted. 

The new station is located on an area of 4500 square meters and consists of 1520 solar panels with a capacity of 330 watts per plate and is environmentally friendly and works smoothly, without causing any pollution to the environment.

It’s noteworthy that Homs Electricity Company has recently completed the installation of the first windmill for generating electricity in the village of Al-Sindyana and linking it to al-Thahabyah power plant; a step that is considered the first of its kind in Syria.

In last May and June, the General Electricity Company signed three other contracts with investors to establish photovoltaic stations in Hisyah, Jandar and Hawash areas with a total capacity of 9 megawatts per hour, with the aim of utilizing alternative and renewable energies in supplying the public grid with electricity.

Inas Abdulkareem