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Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its energy needs by 2028 from sustainable resources, according to Frost & Sullivan’s energy analysis.   The country suffers from heavy electricity shortage due to insufficient … Continue reading Iraq is expected to have an installed capacity of five gigawatts of solar energy and one gigawatt of wind energy

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Iraq plans several renewable energy plants

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity along with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The renewable energy plants will be between the capacity of 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces, according to reports by … Continue reading Iraq plans several renewable energy plants

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Iraq begins project to harness solar power, wind energy

A project to generate electricity from solar energy and wind power in 15 remote Iraqi cities is now under way, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity said. “Iraqi companies have already started building integrated complexes for solar cells and towers to generate electricity from wind, to provide an equivalent of 5.5 megawatts of electricity a day,” … Continue reading Iraq begins project to harness solar power, wind energy

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Iraq invites firms to build wind energy and solar energy plants

Iraq plans to spend up to $1.6 billion on solar power and wind power stations over the next three years to add 400 megawatts to the national grid to help curb daily blackouts. Nine years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, investment is needed in most of Iraq’s industries, not least power generation, … Continue reading Iraq invites firms to build wind energy and solar energy plants

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IEA Releases Report on Iraq’s Energy Resources and Potential

The special report entitled “Iraq Energy Outlook” is part of the IEA’s World Energy Outlook series. Iraq is currently the world’s third largest oil exporter – behind Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the Baghdad government has signed contracts with international and national oil companies which have the potential to boost output well over 12 … Continue reading IEA Releases Report on Iraq’s Energy Resources and Potential

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