Iraq signs agreement with POWERCHINA to build 2 GW solar plants

Iraq has signed an initial agreement with POWERCHINA to build solar power plants with a capacity of 2 GW.

The first stage of the project will have a capacity of 750 MW. Power from Iraq’s main grid suffers year-round from hours-long cuts each day, but shortages worsen during the hot summer months when temperatures regularly reach 50 degrees and households rely on air conditioning.

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