The solar park on the premises of KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) is a truly prestigious project: with a peak power of 3.5 megawatts, it is not only the largest ground-mounted solar power plant in Saudi Arabia but also part of the LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) which KAPSARC aims to achieve.
The planning and execution of the project was carried in accordance with official Saudi Aramco standards defined for engineering, electrical systems, civil engineering, air conditioning technology, lighting, statics, documentation and approval processes.
A special feature of the solar park is the location of the string combiner boxes. These boxes are normally distributed over the solar field itself. Due, however, to adverse weather conditions and the extreme heat, they have been integrated into the air-conditioned and insulated inverter building, improving the quality of the solar plant.