A packed audience cheers during the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the brightly lit Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar, on Nov. 20. Since then, a photovoltaic plant built by a Chinese company has provided a steady stream of clean electricity, contributing to the global sporting event, providing an important green legacy.
The 800MW Al Kharsaah Photovoltaic Power Station is the first non-fossil fuel power station in Qatar, which was independently constructed by China Electric Power Guizhou Engineering Co., Ltd.
The power station, which was commissioned in mid-October, will significantly increase the share of renewable energy in the football match’s energy consumption mix and help Qatar meet its pledge to host a carbon-neutral World Cup, the company said.
Wei Yujin, deputy manager of the project, said: “The carbon emissions saved by this project will be used to offset about half of the emissions during the World Cup.” electricity demand.”