HEC Secretary-General praises RCSI solar project

Secretary-General of the Higher Education Council and Vice-Chairperson of its Board of Trustees Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa attended the launch of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) - Medical University of Bahrain solar farm project.

The Secretary-General stressed the importance of renewable energy in achieving Bahrain’s 2030 Vision.

She praised this step that will encourage other higher education institutions to adopt environmentally conscious practices that contribute to Bahrain’s United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

“The University is committed to environmental sustainability improving public health and supporting sustainable development goals through a clean and affordable energy project,” RCSI Chief Operating Officer Stephen Harrison-Mirfield said.

“The solar farm will produce the equivalent of 55% of the university’s current energy consumption and the project is expected to be completed by January 2023.”

The project aims to install 4,854 solar panels in the car parks of the campus building, cover 12,000 square meters, and provide 880 shaded parking spaces.

The solar farm will produce an annual capacity of 3.54 megawatt-hours that will save 2,247 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Source: Bahrain News Agency