Qatar solar power plant – level 3
On Tuesday, Qatar opened a 800-megawatt solar power plant in Al Kharsaah, about 80 kilometers west of Doha. After the inauguration ceremony, Qatari Sheikh Tamim toured the plant’s main control room.
People built the massive power plant over 10 square kilometers and equipped it with nearly 2 million solar modules. The modules are mounted on trackers to take full advantage of the region’s exceptional sunshine.
The power plant can potentially produce 1.6 gigawatts by the year 2030, which will be the equivalent to 10% of the country’s highest electricity demand. The project is Qatar’s first large-scale solar power plant, and it will significantly reduce the country’s environmental pollution.
According to reports, several solar power companies developed the project that cost around 500 million dollars.
Difficult words: inauguration (a formal ceremony to start something), tracker (a device that follows the movements of someone or something), equivalent (something that’s equal in amount, value, function, and so on).
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