ERBIL — The largest photovoltaic power station in the Kurdistan Region was officially opened on Thursday in Barzani area of Erbil province.
Electricity Minister Kamal Mohammed said in a statement that the project is capable of producing 1MW of electricity and it will be provided to the tourism projects in the area.
Engineer Jamal Abullah, who supervised the implementation of the project, told Kurdistan 24 that the power plant is made of 3,840 solar panels who will supply the public grid when extra power is produced.
Barzan area in Erbil is known for its leading role to protect the environment. For decades, any sort of hunting or projects that could possibly harm the nature and wildlife, are banned.
Abdullah emphasized the importance of the eco-friendly projects to grow in the Kurdistan Region. He noted that producing the same amount of power as the Barzan photovoltaic power station, would release over 800 tons of CO2.