Iraq signs agreement with POWERCHINA to build 2,000 megawatt solar plants

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Iraq has signed an initial agreement with POWERCHINA to build solar power plants with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts, the government said on Wednesday.

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The first stage of the project will have a capacity of 750 megawatts, the Iraqi cabinet added in a tweet.

Power from Iraq’s main grid suffers year-round from hours-long cuts each day, but shortages worsen during the hot summer months when temperatures regularly reach 50 degrees and households rely on air conditioning.

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