23-Aug-2021, Oman Observer
Muscat: As part of its support for programs and projects based on alternative energy in the Sultanate, the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR) launched an initiative for Green Mosques on Monday.
The project will support 100 mosques in the first year to switch to solar energy and provide their alternative energy needs. The program will provide investment solutions with the aim of encouraging mosques to adopt the use of solar energy by installing panels on roofs, for a fee for installation and operation.
The first green mosque would be coming up in the Walayat of Seeb.
The systems will be owned by the mosque immediately after the end of the investment period agreed upon between the two parties, and this will be an important step towards achieving the directions of the Oman 2040 vision in the field of using alternative energy.