Iraq to manufacture solar water heaters
A plant has been allocated for the production of solar heaters as Iraq seeks to leverage its rich solar capacity, estimated at 4500 watts per square meter by localising production of solar based equipment
Iraq will soon start manufacturing its own solar water heaters as part of a wider government push for increased adoption of renewable energy solutions.
The country’s ministry of industry and minerals has ordered for the allocation of a plant dedicated to the production of solar heaters to leverage the country’s rich solar capacity, estimated at 4500 watts per square meter.
The ministry has prepared a series of recommendations geared towards the promotion of renewable energy in the country following a study conducted by Iraq’s industrial research and development commission.
Recommendations include localising the production of electrical power systems based on solar and wind energy, developing solar based sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, water pumps systems and water-lifting systems.
Iraq is in the process of formulating a unified policy on renewable energy, and government efforts are ongoing to sensitise the public while seeking inputs from experts on a regulatory framework.