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Kuwait has one of the highest per capita energy consumption rates in the world, resulting from the combination of extreme weather conditions, heavy government subsidies of electricity, an increasing population, and energy-intensive water desalinization plants. Domestic demand for electricity more than doubled in Kuwait between 2003–2013.

The state hopes to partner with international companies in a three-phase process, with the goal of generating a total of 2,000 MW of renewable energy (15% of its total energy needs) by 2030. The first phase will be a 70 MW energy park scheduled to be completed by 2016. This facility will be built on a 100-square-kilometre (39-square-mile) area in Shagaya, a desert zone 100 km (62 miles) west of Kuwait City, near the borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The second and third phases are projected to produce 930 MW and 1,000 MW, respectively.

Key Contacts

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Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW)
The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) is the sole supplier of electricity and water resources in Kuwait. It is also the central regulatory body that manages the supply and demand of these two resources in the country.
www.mew.gov.kw/en/
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Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) was established in 1967 by the Arabian Oil Company Limited (Japan) in fulfillment of its obligations under the oil concession agreement with the Government of the State of Kuwait. An Amiri Decree in 1981 formally established KISR as an independent public institution. The Institute carries out applied scientific research to help the advancement of national industry and undertakes studies relating to the preservation of the environment, resources of natural wealth and their discovery, sources of water and energy, methods of agricultural exploitation and promotion of water wealth.
www.kisr.edu.kw
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Kharafi National
Kharafi National is a leading Infrastructure Project Developer in water, wastewater treatment and reclamation, district cooling, solid waste management and enhanced oil recovery as well as a leading Contractor and Facilities Management Service Provider to the petroleum, chemicals, power, water and commercial sectors in the Middle East and Africa.
www.kharafinational.com
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A company established in order to spread the innovation of modern day technology of the eco-friendly market throughout the Middle East.

Solarity Solar Energy works in three streams in the field of Solar Energy. The first stream is retail through its showrooms that it plans to cover the GCC region within a short time frame, a retail model that enables customers to find all solar energy products under one roof. Each branch would have the complete range of solar; cooling, heating, lighting, pumping and all related accessories. With partnerships with the most reputable manufacturers of this field Solarity has provided its customers with the finest quality and in exchange has gained their trust and satisfaction.

The other stream is wholesaling for the same partners in both private and public sectors. Solarity distributes each product to the proper designation to increase sales and promotion of the innovative environmental friendly products it represents.

The third field is the project installation. With a team of engineers experienced in the solar energy field whether through manufacturing background or solar power station involvement it has built a team that has a strong ability of design and implementation of solar power system.

www.solaritykw.com

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Kuwait Solar Industry Association (KSIA) The Solar GCC Alliance is in the process of forming a Kuwait affiliate, to be known as the Kuwait Solar Industry Association (KSIA). This organization will seek to create new solar energy business and employment opportunities in Kuwait and enable collaboration opportunities throughout the GCC region. To get involved, email info@solargcc.com for membership details.

Stanley John  

Executive Director

Al-Raed Center, Sharq, Kuwait

Email: stanley@kuwait-sia.com

Tel: +965-9997-9549

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