Wednesday, 28 July 2021 01:55 GMT

Gaza Strip launches big solar energy venture

(MENAFN) Officials stated that on Wednesday, Mar. 10 a big solar energy venture, the first of its kind in Palestine, was launched to produce electricity for the developed region in the besieged Gaza Strip.

At the inauguration ceremonial, Bashar al-Masri, chairman of Palestine Development and Investment Company Ltd., stated the venture has cost around USD12 million, and comprises over 21,000 solar cells, which are set up on the roofs of 32 developed constructions, with an output capacity of 7.3 megawatts.

He stated that the venture will supply electricity to all the plants, administration offices, international institutes, and commercial buildings found in the developed region.

Al-Masri added: "the project is important to boost the economy in the Gaza Strip ... especially at this crucial time to resolve the large deficit in the energy sector in the strip."

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