Bahrain this week inaugurated its second largest solar facility, a 5.7MW series of solar panels above the car park outside the Dragon City shopping mall, second only to 6.2MW of panels on the Bahrain Mall. Seeking to laud the project led by oil trading firm Vitol, oil minister Dr Mohammed bin Daina said “people might say this is only a 5.7MW project…but this project means there is a huge change on cleaning the whole energy sector.”

Bahrain’s small size means it lacks the space to develop large-scale solar. While the island state is pursuing its first utility-scale 72MW solar plant in Sakhir announced back in August 2023, there will be few other such facilities in Bahrain. (CONTINUED - 117 WORDS)