Syria has introduced a project in Al-Bab, northern Aleppo, setting sights on setting up a solar energy system for water pumping stations. The system comes with 2,547 solar panels and will account for the largest capacity of energy generation in the northern part of Syria.
The value of the solar energy system is pegged at 2 million euros and will boast 1.15-MW of capacity. It looks to act as the main source of energy for drinking water wells in the Al-Bab region. Muhammad Saeed Suleiman, Minister of Local Administration and Services, said that the project is essential since it will aid with the energy requirements of the rural areas north of Aleppo.
The efforts is seeing support from the Syria Reconstruction Trust Fund. The initiative strives to benefit 200,000 people in Al-Bab region. It aspires to to address the challenge of water pumping. It also promises savings on fuel cost every month to the tune of $30,000 for the Al-Bab City Council.