Qatar Railways Company and Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) signed a memorandum of understanding to install 80MW of solar technology in its rail depot facility at Doha, Technical Review Middle East has reported. According to the agreement, QSTec will help develop ground and rooftop-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) installations at the 3,000 sq km rail depot facility, located near the new Sheikh Hamad International Airport. Khalid K Al Hajri, chairman of QSTec, said, “This is a long-term agreement that demonstrates the essence of Qatar National Vision 2030. We look forward to working closely with Qatar Railways to develop sustainable solar energy solutions that meet their requirements for quality, reliability and exceptional service.” One of the key aspects of Qatar National Vision 2030 is the use of sustainable energy and energy efficient technologies, which would aid in achieving a high GSAS rating.
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