Turkmenistan develops plan for development of renewable energy by 2030
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 2
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan is designing a plan for the development of renewable energy by 2030, Trend reports referring to Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
The matter was discussed during a round table in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat, which was attended by experts from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the World Bank, the OSCE and the UN. The event was also attended by representatives of a number of relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan.
The presentations of the participants were focused on the implementation of projects in the field of renewable energy sources in cooperation with international organizations and donors, the information reads. The development of the regulatory framework and the involvement of the private sector in the development of this area were also touched upon.
As part of the energy saving program developed in Turkmenistan for the period up to 2024, emphasis will be made on the construction of solar power plants. Turkmenistan is rich in solar energy and desert sand, which contains silicon. The country aims to export silicon, which is the basic chemical element for the creation of equipment that allows to obtain environmentally friendly electricity, to the global market.
Local scientists talk about the possibilities of using solar energy in automobile transport enterprises, the economic efficiency of using renewable energy sources, the development of automation systems for alternative energy sources, and the potential for obtaining thermal energy from used deep wells. In Turkmenistan, the duration of a sunny day reaches 16 hours in July, and the energy of the sun's rays falling on one square meter is 800 watts. There are about 300 sunny days a year in the country, and the duration of sunny days comes to 2,500-3,000 hours.