The world is placing a premium on adoption of renewable sources of energy, and the town of Sargaya in Syria is following the lead too. The town is set to welcome two solar power plants.
The Ministry of Electricity in Syria will be looking into the establishment of a 100 kW solar power plant. It will reach completion this year and provide power to close to 100 homes. Another solar power plant with capacity 50 kW is also in the works and being developed by a private firm. It will be in operation by next year. The plant will meet the needs of 50 homes.
On another plot of land that stretches to 1 hectare, the 50 kW solar power plant will additionally use solar panels. Electricity will be fed directly into the grid.
The Syrian government is striving towards the ambition of achieving 10% of electricity from solar power by 2030. The two solar plants being established are an important step in this direction.
The said solar projects have been funded by both the government and private firms. The projects will also create employment opportunities in their wake and stimulate the local economy too.