Kuwait aims to step up production of electricity on house roofs through model pilot projects in 150 homes.
This will be increased to 1,500 after 2018, Adnan Shihab-Eldin, director general of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) was quoted as saying.
The cost of a kilowatt of electricity produced through solar energy is 20 fils ($0.65), while the same produced via fossil fuels is up to 40 fils, he said.
Shihab-Eldin highlighted the various renewable energy projects launched by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) such as the 70 MW Shagaya complexes. The government directs part of power subsidy to renewable energy, to raise its share of Kuwait’s production of electricity to 15 per cent, a target set for 2030, he said.