Iraq is seeking international investors to build seven solar power plants with a total capacity of 750 megawatts (MW), aimed at developing its renewable energy potential.
The Iraqi government is keen to expand its small-scale power generation capacity and is currently negotiating with a number of international companies, including French Total and Norwegian companies, to discuss the construction of solar projects.
According to the statement, Iraq will build all seven solar power plants in the south of the country, including the largest 300 MW power plant in Karbala.
Currently, the Iraqi National Grid can only provide electricity for a few hours a day, making Iraqis unbearably hot when the summer temperature reaches 50 degrees Celsius.
Iraq rarely uses solar energy, so it hopes to use solar energy to illuminate some of its main streets.