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Sharjah is Getting its Largest Solar Plant

The UAE's Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) Signed an agreement with Emerge

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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The joint venture between Abu Dhabi state-owned renewable energy developer and France’s EDF  is to set up Sharjah’s largest solar power plant, Warm reports.

The new solar power station will have a capacity of 60 MW, and is expected to be operational by the end of 2024. The solar facility will be set up at SNOC’s Sajaa Gas complex to provide necessary energy for its operations. It will export the surplus solar energy produced during the day to the Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA). In return, SEWA will provide SNOC with electricity during the night when demand for electricity is lower.

The surplus would allow for the conversion of more units at SNOC’s complex to operate on electricity rather than gas, leading to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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