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Kuwait has started operating its first-ever solar power plant at the Umm Gudair oil field, a landmark for the country as it seeks to diversify its sources of energy to meet fast-rising local demand.

The 30-million Kuwaiti dinar (Dh363.6m) project, Sidrah 500, will produce 10 megawatts of electricity, half of which will be supplied to the public electricity network.

Source: The National

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