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31 August, 2021

The first solar power plant in Uzbekistan with a capacity of 100 MW was put into operation

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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev launched the first solar photovoltaic station in Uzbekistan in the Karmaninsky district of the Navoi region.

The implementation of this project, worth 110 million dollars, began last year, and during this time, 300 thousand solar panels with a total capacity of 100 MW were installed, the press service noted.

“This station is the first big step, one might say the“ first swallow ”of the new energy system of Uzbekistan, and marks the beginning of a completely new stage in the development of the industry. It will generate 252 million kWh of electricity per year. This will save 80 million cubic meters of natural gas and prevent the release of 160 thousand tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, ”Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the launch ceremony.

It is noted that the project, called Nur Navoi Solar, was implemented by Masdar from the United Arab Emirates.

In the energy sector alone, six projects with a capacity of 1.7 thousand MW are being implemented jointly with the UAE, worth about $ 1.5 billion. In particular, in 2023, a 500 MW wind farm will be built in the Navoi region, as well as another 200 MW solar station, the report says.