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Solar energy projects in schools save 40% in electricity bills

May 9, 2022

Muscat – As part of its efforts to develop schools and spread awareness on the importance of clean energy, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has installed more than 500 solar panels in two schools in Buraimi governorate.

Asim bin Abdullah al Alawi, from the Projects Department of MOE, informed that the solar energy project in Buraimi is important for the ministry, having initiated it in 2017.

A total of 246 solar panels were installed on car park shades, with a production capacity of 106kW, in the Sultanate School, and 300 panels, with production capacity of 120kW, in Sultan Qaboos School.

The installed panels are of different shapes and sizes, equipped with highly efficient energy-generation systems and the ability to self-clean.

According to Alawi, the solar energy projects in schools have contributed to a 40 per cent reduction in electricity bills, while increasing students’ awareness of the importance of renewable energy, in addition to creating job opportunities for entrepreneurs who own small and medium enterprises.

“The solar energy projects implemented by the ministry in various governorates aim to diversify clean energy sources in cooperation with local companies,” Alawi added.

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