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Two tenders were issued by Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) for the solar power plant of 7.5 MW capacity. The plant will be installed at the Ministry of Labour & Social Development and the Ministry of Education.
For the first tender, 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) will be awarded by SEA for solar power plant of 5 MW capacity located on car park areas and building rooftops of the Ministry of Education.
For the second tender, 2.5 MW capacity of solar power plant will be installed at the Ministry of Labour & Social Development and 20 year PPA will be awarded by SEA.
Build Own Operate and Maintain (BOOM) basis will be deployed for both the locations and the deadline is 22nd December to submit the project proposals.
Bahrain plans to increase its solar power capacity to 255 MW by 2025. The government is issuing tenders, using net metering and has mandated renewable energy for new buildings.