Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) entered into an MoU with Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) to explore opportunities that may lead to the installation of up to 80MW of solar technology in the multi-billion-dollar railway development.
The first stage of the MoU will look at installing ground and rooftop mounted solar PV installations on the proposed 3,000,000sqm rail depot near Sheikh Hamad International Airport.
Qatar Rail aims at building one of the world’s most energy-efficient rail networks through the use of sustainable and energy-efficient technologies to achieve a four-star GSAS rating (Global Sustainability Assessment System).
Sustainability and efficient use of resources is a key element of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the use of solar technologies will assist in achieving the rating.
“We are honoured to be involved with Qatar Rail through this partnership, which will aim to utilise QSTec’s solar solutions to meet some of Qatar Rail’s energy requirements.