KUWAIT PLANS 100 SOLAR-POWERED FUELING STATIONS BY 2020

KUWAIT, Feb 23 — Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) for Marketing and Planning Shukri Al-Mahrous said that Kuwait has plans to build 100 solar-powered fueling stations.

The 100 stations would be built in five years; 20 every year, he told reporters on the sidelines of his participation in the KNPC’s annual meeting with contractors, which kick started here earlier in the day.

He pointed out that the first 20 stations are expected to start operation by 2017.

The plans come within the framework of the KOC’s efforts to increase reliance on renewable energy in generating electricity, he said.

SOURCE: KUNA