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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 16. The first solar panel
was installed at 'Garadagh' solar power plant in Azerbaijan,
via the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov, together with
CEO of Masdar company Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, inspected the area
where the 'Garadagh' solar power plant with a capacity of 230 MW is
Masdar representatives noted that as part of the solar power
plant project, the construction of relevant roads has been
completed, the area for the installation of solar panels has been
leveled and kilometers of territory have been fenced off.
It was emphasized that it is planned to install more than
500,000 solar panels, each side of which can generate electricity
with a capacity of 545-550 watts.
"At present, solar panels are gradually being put into
operation, and automated panel cleaning plants are being tested.
The construction of the 330/35 kV substation is ongoing, the
station, which will be equipped with a single-axis solar tracking
system, will be commissioned before the end of this year," the
At the end of the visit, Shahbazov and Al Ramahi took part in
the process of installing the first solar panel at the plant and in
a tree planting ceremony.
On January 9, 2020, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of
Azerbaijan and Masdar Company of the United Arab Emirates signed an
Implementation Agreement. According to the Agreement, pilot project
will be implemented for the construction of solar power plant with
a capacity of 230 MW by Masdar.
In this regard, on April 6, 2021, Investment agreement, Power
Purchase agreement and Transmission Connection agreement were
signed on 230 MW solar power plant between the Ministry of Energy,
Azerenergy OJSC and Masdar of the United Arab Emirates. The project
with a total installed capacity of 230 MW will be implemented in an
area 9 km northwest of Alat settlement.
According to preliminary estimates, the solar power plant will
annually generate 500 million kWh of electricity, will save 110
million cubic meters of natural gas per year, to prevent 200,000
tons of carbon dioxide emissions and to supply 110,000 homes with
electricity. The total cost of the project is approximately $ 200
million and is expected to be fully funded by foreign
On March 15, 2022, with the participation of President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Minister of Energy and
Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates, Suhail Al Mazrouei
groundbreaking ceremony of the 230 MW Garadagh Solar Power Plant