Establishment of the first factory in Kuwait for photovoltaic panels with the support of the National Fund for Small Projects
From：Taiwan Trade Center Kuwait
In light of the general trend towards renewable energies and in response to the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad to produce 15% of the energy consumed in the country from renewable energies, several projects to produce this energy have come to light, perhaps the most important of which is the pilot projects of renewable energy Producing more than 3500 MW by 2030.
In addition, there are other projects in other directions that are in the field of environmental sustainability and sustainable development and the search for alternatives to reduce the use of fossil fuels such as the import of machines and mechanisms working on solar energy and other projects, the most prominent of which is the first and only plant in Kuwait, Solarin photovoltaic panels supported by the National Fund for Small Enterprises.
Kuwait has the potential and the natural resource is the sun, so the exploitation of this matter properly and with appropriate investments will make it a leading country in the field of renewable energies, whether manufacturing or production.
First step is to localize these industries by persuading the market to adopt renewable energies both in supply and demand, pointing out that the factory was able to spread in the local market through a local product of high quality and vigorously and the efforts of Kuwaiti youth. The project to is the first and only in Kuwait to manufacture PV panels in 2017, where the began work immediately to start production in early 2018 that manufactures high quality products for the Kuwaiti market, the annual production volume was 5 MW, Producing 3 times that figure.
The plant covers two types of domestic demand: the demand for large projects, government agencies and market demand. Middle Eastern markets such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iraq could be active markets for the Kuwaiti products in the event of expansion of these projects.
There are no specialized industries for renewable energy in Kuwait.