Kuwait National Petroleum Company plans to build 100 gas stations in the next five years to be operated by solar power, a KNPC official said Tuesday.
Shukri Al-Mahrous, Deputy Chief Executive Office for Planning and Local Marketing, said KNPC's five-year plan included construction of these stations and development of new ones to shift them to solar power.
Speaking to KUNA on sidelines of a seminar, Al-Mahrous said renewable energy projects would honor vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah which called for providing 15 percent of Kuwait's electricity needs from renewable energy by the year 2030.
He said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), the monther company of state-owned oil companies, sought to achieve this vision by the year 2020. He said renewable energy was already used in the gas stations in the areas of Riqqa and Zahraa. KNPC has 45 locations in which solar projects were held, including in refineries and head office, he noted.