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Oman urged to use solar for water desal projects

Oman should give greater consideration to using solar power for future water desalination projects, a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has suggested.

According to the report, solar energy has become an attractive option for water desalination following a steep drop in the cost of photo-voltaic (PV) based systems for electricity generation and is particularly competitive in rural areas where diesel is the primary fuel for electricity generation.

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