LONGi supplies bifacial modules for Qatari Solar Power Plant

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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The Chinese manufacturers of photovoltaic solar modules and a developer of solar power projects, LONGi is supplying the half-cut cell technology LONGi Hi-MO 4 bifacial modules for the Al Kharsaah photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Qatar.

The 800MW Al Kharsaah photovoltaic (PV) power project is the first large-scale solar power plant being developed in Qatar, and it will be the world’s largest PV project equipped with both LONGi Hi-MO 4 bifacial modules and a tracking system.

Located to the west of Doha over an area of 10 sq. km, the largest energy project is expected to be completed by the middle of this year. The largest energy project, estimated to cost $462.3 million has a total planned power generation capacity of 800MW.

Sustainability has been at the heart of Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup from the very beginning, and once the grid is fully connected later this year, the Al-Kharza plant will generate electricity capable of covering 10 percent of the country’s highest demand.

The project falls within the Qatari energy sector’s contribution towards fulfilling its commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions and increase its investment in clean energy, to achieve the goals set out in Qatar’s ‘National Vision 2030’.

As a world-leading solar technology company, LONGi’s objective is to provide environment-friendly and resource-saving PV power station solutions to contribute to the coordinated development of the economy and environment, both in the Middle East and globally.

The half-cut cell technology of LONGi Hi-MO 4 bifacial modules enables higher power and lower hot spot temperature because of low working current. Using M6 standard wafer, part of assembly line upgraded to 9BB, which further improves power.

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