Qatar is late to the Middle East solar scene. Despite being under siege from its neighbors it is thinking big – as it has done with two CCGT projects that are moving forward.

Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has been allocated land at Al Kharsaah, 80km west of Doha, for construction of a solar power plant with an initial generating capacity of 500MW. The project is scheduled to start up in mid-2020, after which the state generator intends to double capacity to 1GW.

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