Syria’s Tartous Governorate has connected various solar energy stations into the local electrical grid. With this, it now has a combined capacity of 18,588 megawatts. These solar stations were built by multiple investors in collaboration with government support with the aim to enhance the availability of electric power for the production sector.
After undertaking a comprehensive tour of these station projects, Minister of Electricity, Eng. Ghassan Al-Zamil convened a meeting at the Phoenix Bird School in Tartous, one of the project sites, where he delved into the intricacies of renewable energy production.
Eng. Ghassan Al-Zamil highlighted the pivotal role of legislation in incentivizing private sector investment in renewable energy. He also dwelled on the significant role of the Syrian Company, that was formed, for solar collector manufacturing, based in Lattakia, in ensuring a local supply of collectors, significantly contributing to the establishment of these solar stations. This firm not only secured collectors through local production but also played a pivotal role in the provision of trial features, warranties, maintenance, and spare parts for the four stations.
Governor of Tartous, Abdul Halim Khalil, said that these projects which began the operations recently were implemented with local expertise and continuous governmental support. He also discussed about the other upcoming projects in the Governorate that will help improve the electricity availability in the region.
These four projects are located in, village of Baamra in the Safita countryside, the iron center and the farm in the Beit Kamuna area near the industrial zone, the Phoenix Bird School east of Tartous, and the driving school near Al-Hal Market.
Commenting on the photovoltaic collector production company in Lattakia Governorate, Minister Al-Zamil stressed on the firm’s key role in the initiation in terms of relying on renewable energies and producing high-quality collectors adhering to international standards. He believed that such firms carrying out local production plays a crucial role with the present unjust economic sanctions and restrictions on imports. It exhibits the nation’s commitment to develop and support renewable energy sources.