Solar Industry News Saudi Arabia
The KAPSARC II project is contracted by Saudi Aramco, and will extend the existing solar plant from 3.5 MWp to 5.3 MWp – also built by Phoenix Solar -, making it the largest ground mounted system in the Kingdom. The project supports KAPSARC’s objective to achieve LEED Platinum Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The system is scheduled to become operational in the first half of 2014.
Phoenix Solar Oman and Phoenix Solar Singapore, together with local project partner Hi-Technology & Contracting Company Ltd (“Hi-Tech”), will be jointly responsible for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 1.8 MWp solar power plant. Upon completion the plant will cover around 2.6 hectares of desert land, and feed over 2’900 megawatt-hours a year directly into KAPSARC’s medium voltage grid.
“The Middle East is a fast growing region, with potentially high demand for solar energy in the future”, said Dr. Bernd Köhler, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Solar AG.
With this new order in hand we will strengthen the Oman office, which will operate with the support of Phoenix Solar Singapore. Both subsidiaries will combine experience and know-how to apply the best solutions to accommodate the harsh desert climate conditions of this region and to continue building high performance solar power plants
With an increasing market portfolio, Phoenix Solar continues its business expansion, strengthening at the same time its position as an international photovoltaic EPC company.
About Phoenix Solar AG
Phoenix Solar AG, which has its headquarters in Sulzemoos near Munich, is an international photovoltaic system integrator. The Group develops, plans, builds and operates large-scale photovoltaic plants and is a specialist wholesaler for turnkey power plants, solar modules and accessories. With subsidiaries on three continents, the company has sold solar modules with an output of significantly more than one gigawatt since its founding. The shares of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93) are listed on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. www.phoenixsolar-group.com