Belectric and Sun & Life are staking their claim in what they call the largest solar power plant in Saudi Arabia. The two companies are partnering on a 10MW PV carport system at Dhahran’s North Park offices of Saudi Aramco. The large-scale power plant will cover all of the 4,500 parking spaces and feed into the public grid by the end of this year.
Solar Frontier will provide over 120,000 copper indium selenide (CIS) PV modules for the 10MW project. Belectric was granted the project by the Saudi Arabia based company Al Yamama, the project’s principal. Furthermore, Sun & Life and Belectric plan to continue their partnership past the 10MW carport installation. Both companies intend to enter into a full-scale joint venture in EPC contracting for solar power plants and manufacturing of balance of system components in Saudi Arabia.
“The clear benefits of the thin-film photovoltaic modules combined with our enhanced plant technologies and project engineering are the contributing factors to drive a solar power plant reliable and efficient under hot climate conditions”, says Bernhard Beck, CEO of Belectric