“Czech” solar power plant in Tubas inaugurated by Salam Fayyad
03.06.2013 / 08:22
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On June 2, 2013 a solar power plant built from the Czech Republic development cooperation has been inaugurated in Tubas. The grand opening of the power plant was attended by the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the head of the Czech Representative Office in Ramallah Radek Rubeš.
Among other distinguished guests, we should highlight as well the presence of the Minister of Palestinian Energy Authority Omar Kittaneh, the Governor of Tubas Marwan Tubasi, the Mayor of Tubas Oqab Daraghmeh and representatives of the Tubas District Electricity Company (TDECo).
The power plant is currently only the second solar power plant of this type in the Palestinian territories. The aim of the project is to promote the use of energy from renewable resources in Palestine. It was planned and implemented by cooperation of the Czech Development Agency, the Czech Representative Office in Ramallah, the Palestinian Energy Authority, the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the Tubas District Electricity Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The project was implemented on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on January 26, 2011 by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg and the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. The current installation represents the first phase of the project. The first phase is planned to be followed until the end of 2013 by another two phases (with a total expected output of the power plant of 550 MWh KWp/900). At this stage a total of 7 million CZK has been invested from the Czech development cooperation grant. The current power output of the power plant is 120 kWp. The power plant was built by the Palestinian Satco company on a land of 3000 m² adjacent to the Czech centre for repair of transformers.