Petra Solar completes 5 MW solar power project in Bahrain

Petra Solar, a unit of Petra Systems, a technology provider for the renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed power generation markets, along with its partner Caspian Renewable Energy Inc., completed the installation of the largest “smart solar” power plant in the Middle East.

The 5 MW project will be owned by Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO), a unit of National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and will deliver in excess of 8,000 MWh of solar energy.

Inaugurated June 25 at the historic Awali Township, the 5 MW BAPCO project marks the first phase of the “Let Bahrain Shine” initiative, a consortium led initiative to assist the Kingdom of Bahrain meet up to 10 percent of its energy demands by 2010 through clean renewable energy.

As part of Let Bahrain Shine, Petra Solar, along with its partner Caspian Renewable Energy, will continue to partner closely with key Bahraini stakeholders such as BAPCO, NOGA, the University of Bahrain, and others to make Bahrain the Middle East’s hub for solar power technology and innovation.

The BAPCO installation leverages Petra Solar’s SunWave Microinverter, one of the world’s most field-tested and proven inverter build block solutions. SunWave comes complete with advanced capabilities such as real and reactive power generation and control, revenue grade metering, panel level health monitoring and diagnostics, grid health monitoring, and bi-directional wireless communications

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