The head of the National Investment Authority Sami al-Araji said on Monday that Iraq’s production reached 1000 megawatts of solar energy.
“A number of private and foreign companies have supplied the national grid last summer with 1,500 megawatts,” Araji said at the Iraq Energy Conference, which was held on the ground of the Baghdad International Fair. He said he hoped to “provide the province of Baghdad with an additional capacity of 2500 megawatts” .
“The United Nations is moving into an era beyond oil and therefore we must adapt ourselves to this, and solar energy is the first of these areas,” Araji said, noting that “Iraq succeeded in processing energy of 1000 megawatts of solar energy.”
Araji pointed out that “the next five-year plan will be launched in the coming days,” noting that “the role of the private sector will contribute 40% of this plan.”
It is noteworthy that Iraq suffers from a shortage of electrical power has significantly affected the provision of the citizen, which made the citizen uses the generators to fill the national shortage.