Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo inaugurates Solar Power Plant for sustainable energy
The Energy Division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Company Ltd inaugurated a 60kW Solar Power Plant to provide a green energy to its facility, in the presence of South Korea’s Consul to Saudi Arabia Nakyoung Oh and Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Kanoo, Group Deputy Chairman and Ahmed Fawzi, Kanoo Area Manager, Western Province, during a ceremony held on 2nd March 2015 at YBA Kanoo premises in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The power plant was built with the latest Korean renewable technology provided by Korea Nuclear Engineering Services Corporation (KONES) and its affiliates.
The project consists of 228 high efficiency mono crystalline silicon photo voltaic modules which are inclined at 15 degrees and oriented to the South. The output of the solar panel is connected to an inverter which converts the DC current generated by the sun into AC current which is used to supply the building. A transformer and a state-of-the-art controller ensures that the system remains synchronized with the supply from the grid. The system produces between 300 and 400 KWH per day and includes a weather monitoring system which continuously measures the solar energy.
As an additional feature to innovatively save space, solar panels were integrated in the car parking design structure that provides the shade for up to 28 cars. The system was designed in modular form so it can be doubled and trebled as required.
Aside from reduced power cost, the project is part of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo’s policy to promote national energy independence and to decrease carbon emissions which can benefit the environment - a clean, reliable and renewable constant power source.