The execution of Kuwait's ambitious KD 70 million-worth National Center for Renewable Energy Research and Applications kicked off, the Project Manager Dr. Ali Hajiah announced.
"The project is part of the state's development plan and is implemented in cooperation with prestigious global research institutions and centers," Hajiah, also researcher at the Kuwait Scientific Research Institute, told KUNA.
"It will provide all the requirements of renewable energy and energy efficiency researches." He pointed out the center will focus, among others, on expanding the use of alternative renewable energy, enhancing energy usage efficiency and cutting the consumption of un-renewable energy.
"It will start its work in 2015 to serve the whole region," Hajiah noted.
The renewable energy sector in the center will focus on promoting solar and wind energy technology.
"The center aims to provide Kuwait with qualified human cadres who are able to lead the state efforts in this regard," he said.
The center will include laboratories with the latest state-of-the-art technology to test all energy consuming equipment and to publish a guide on the less-consuming ones for the benefit of the state agencies and ordinary people.