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Shell helps Dakhliyah schools get solar energy

2 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell Development Oman to install solar energy panels in three governmental schools in Dakhliyah governorate, close to the Shell Development’s concession area.

The agreement was signed by H E Majid bin Saeed bin Sulaiman al Bahri, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Education, and Saeed bin Mohammed bin Khamis al Rawahi, government relations manager at Shell Development Oman, at the ministry.

H E Bahri said, “Signing of the MoU aims to optimise the use of renewable natural resources, on the one hand, and to rationalise spending – reduce the increased consumption of electric power in the buildings of the Ministry of Education, on the other hand,by using the latest technology and installing solar photovoltaic systems during the next three years (2021, 2022 and 2023). Omani entrepreneurs will be hired to install power generators.”

Rawahi said, “’Solar into Schools’ is in line with Shell’s continuous commitment to the sultanate, and we are proud to be providing cleaner energy solutions to the Ministry of Education. We are also keen on actively contributing to strengthening the energy sector, supporting the national economy and achieving sustainable growth in the sultanate by providing more solutions towards optimal utilisation of renewable energy.” 

The project will include the installation of solar photovoltaic  systems, which is expected to generate up to 100 kilowatt hours of electricity annually at each site.

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