President of the Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza, inaugurated the Solartecc Green Energy Factory, located in the Bahrain International Investment Park, Al-Hidd, in the presence of a number of senior officials.
Built on a 4,000-square-metre area at an estimated cost of BD 2 million, the Solartecc Green Energy Factory is among the promising projects. It aims to produce about 80,000 solar panels every year, or 25 MW of clean solar energy.
This will contribute to achieving the national goals of encouraging the use of clean and sustainable energy, as well as generating new specialised job opportunities.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, SEA President highlighted the quality and historic achievements attained by the kingdom since the Cabinet’s adoption of the national goals for renewable energy and energy efficiency in January, 2017.
He said that the kingdom aims to enhance cooperation and coordination between the private and public sectors, in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to enable the sustainable energy sector to be among the main pillars for building a diverse and more sustainable economy, as well as for diversifying the source of energy towards achieving comprehensive development that is compatible with the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, which will achieve more progress to the kingdom, the citizens and residents, and place Bahrain among countries that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Dr. Mirza indicated that Bahrain’s goals include introducing 5% of renewable energy into the total energy mix in the country by 2025, and 10% by 2035, as well as 6% of improving energy efficiency and rationalising consumption by 2025.