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EDF Renewables, KOWEPO break ground for 500 MW solar project in Oman

It can meet the energy needs of around 50,000 households.

EDF Renewables Middle East and Korea Western Power Co (KOWEPO) held a groundbreaking for the 500-megawatt (MW) Manah 1 Solar PV Power Plant in Oman.

In a social media post, EDF Renewables Middle East said the project covers an area of 7.8 square kilometres and can provide power to around 50,000 households.

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The project can also offset around 780,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, it said.

EDF Renewables and KOWEPO formed a consortium to build, design and operate the solar power project.

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