Saudi group DT to set up solar energy containers at Neom site

This comes as part of the kingdom's efforts towards a cleaner and more energy-sustainable future

  
Solar power plant engineer is checking. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Solar power plant engineer is checking. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Saudi-based Desert Technologies, an international developer, systems integrator and innovative products company providing turn-key technology solutions in the sustainable power, water and transport sectors, is set to launch Sahara Containerized Solar Generator (CSG) in collaboration with Green Corp Konnection (GCK) to power part of the bivouac in Neom during the Dakar Rally.

This comes as part of the kingdom's efforts towards a cleaner and more energy-sustainable future, a green installation at this year’s Dakar Rally’s Neom bivouac has set the stage for ramping up solar energy provisions across the kingdom.

Sahara is an international product, that has been launched in Saudi Arabia in line with vision 2030 and the reduction of dependency on oil. The solution is fitted off-grid projects that require a cheaper and sustainable alternatives to diesel generators and other energy sources.

The 40ft Sahara container can power about 100 households in remote villages in Africa, providing energy day and night to cover the basic needs.

The solution is modular and can be sized case by case to meet different demand loads; households, schools, commercial activities, it stated.

In addition to saving the environment, the renewable energy industry creates long-term sustainable jobs that are tailored at the need of the future of the labor market, said a top official.

"Our integrated approach from inception guaranteed long-term sustainable growth of the industry and to ensure job creation," remarked Nour Mousa, the CEO of Desert Technologies.

"Creating jobs that did not exist before, would not be created otherwise, and are permanent. The permanent importation of skills and technology that are new in the region and contribute directly to the creation of a Knowledge based economy," stated Mousa.

According to Khaled Sharbatly, Managing Partner, there is a bright future for the energy industry which is localized and can compete globally.

"The Saudi 2030 Vision is that of $200 billion in renewables to build factories and produce around $30 million solar panels in the kingdom and this could generate more than 100 000 jobs," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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