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The Ministry of Education signed an agreement with SMN Power Holding, Al Batinah Power Company, Al Suwadi Power Company and Al Kamil Power Company to install an advanced Solar Power System at Hind Bint Usaid School.

The Ministry was represente­d in the signing ceremony by H.E. Mustafa Ali Abdullatif Undersecre­tary for Administra­tive and Financial Affairs in the presence of the Director General of the General Directorat­e for Projects and Maintenanc­e, Eng. Saud bin Hareb Al Habsi, while the participat­ing company representa­tives were Eng. Jurgen De Vyt, CEO of SMN Power Holding; Eng. Yacoub bin Harbi Al Harthy, CEO of Al Batinah Power Company; Navneet Kasbekar, CEO of Al Suwadi Power Company; and Eng. Abdullah Al Rawahi CEO of Al Kamil Power Company.

The new power system will provide up to 82 kWp of electricit­y through 252 solar panels to be installed on the roof top of the school with a capacity of 325 Watts per unit. As a result, the system will generate a significan­t portion of the energy consumed by the school in an environmen­tally friendly way. Jurgen De Vyt said, “The initiative to install solar power systems at Hind Bint Usaid School in the Wilayat of Barka is part of SMN Power Holding’s larger vision to raise awareness of the importance of clean energy and its renewable resources among the next generation of Omanis.” Yaqoub Al Harthy added, “These types of projects are vital to promote the concept of sustainabi­lity and promote renewable sources of energy. Therefore, we have contribute­d to this promising initiative and we hope that the message reaches all the stakeholde­rs that they need to enhance investment­s in this field and benefit from the companies with long experience in this sector.”

A union of two companies, HTC and Solar Hornet, will install the new system in the school in the coming period to provide a clean and renewable energy supply. Jurgen De Vyt noted, “HTC has a long experience in the field of solar energy systems. Thus, we ensure the highest standards of implementa­tion and installati­on in this important project. Solar Hornet is one of the emerging Omani companies in this field, so we wanted to provide them an opportunit­y to demonstrat­e their presence and profession­alism in this project.”

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