Kuwait Aiming To Get 15% Of Its Electricity From Renewables By 2030

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Kuwait is now aiming to get 15% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, which is a good thing considering how rapidly electricity use has been rising in Kuwait and other Gulf countries, as the graph below shows.


The country is currently on target to get 1% of its electricity from solar and wind energy by 2015, according to the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

“Kuwait relies heavily on oil for power generation but according to the International Renewable Agency (IRENA), the country has approximately 70MW of installed renewable energy capacity. Of this capacity, PV accounts for 10MW and concentrated solar power accounts for 50MW. The remaining 10MW is accounted for by wind.”

There have been several Middle Eastern countries moving towards renewables recently. Kuwait, like the others, is likely seeing the value in a more varied energy supply, and also in opening up more of its oil supply for international sales, as the price of oil very likely rises in the coming years. Qatar recently announced that it will get 16% of its electricity from solar by 2018. And Saudi Arabia recently disclosed that its long-term goal it to be powered entirely by renewable energy.

Source: PV Tech
Image Credits: IRENA

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5 thoughts on “Kuwait Aiming To Get 15% Of Its Electricity From Renewables By 2030

    • At current the current population growth rate of 2.9% Kuwait’s population will increase by about a third, not half. And as their population growth has been declining with fertility rates now not very far above replacement level, actual growth may be closer to a quarter. A lot of people aren’t aware of the more or less across the board slowdown in population growth and don’t realize that world population may peak at nine billion or even less. For example, India’s fertility rate is approaching replacement level.

  • This is a wonderful step of Kuwait toward energy production. I hope kuwait all assumption get fulfill by 2030 Century.

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