500-megawatt Ibri 2 solar power plant inaugurated

In Oman, the Ibri 2 solar power plant went online on Monday (Jan. 24) with an official inauguration ceremony. The plant generates 500 MW of power from around 1.5 million bifacial solar modules and was built by a consortium led by the Arabian Company For Water And Power Projects (ACWA) in cooperation with the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).
According to ACWA, Ibri 2 is not only the largest renewable energy project in Oman to date, but also the first solar independent power producer (IPP) to feed into the national grid. The ACWA-led consortium will produce over a 15-year period for OPWP.
Work on the solar power plant in Ad-Dhahirah governorate was completed within 13 months, according to ACWA. The investment totaled $417 million, or $834 per kilowatt of installed capacity.
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