Kuwait Awards First Utility-Scale Solar Plant

Kuwait has embarked on its first utility-scale solar power project, which it aims to connect to the grid by December 2017. Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has awarded Spain’s TSK a contract to build the 50MW Al-Shegaya solar plant at a cost of $52mn.

KISR director general Naji al-Mutairi says that the institute has prepared a study into developing renewable energy in Kuwait, which envisages solar and wind plants...