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South Plainfield company helps bring solar power to Middle East

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A South Plainfield company's subsidiary announced Wednesday that it has partnered on the largest Smart Solar power plant in the Middle East.

Petra Solar, a unit of power technology provider Petra Systems, and Caspian Renewable Energy, Inc., completed the installation for Bahrain Petroleum Company, or BAPCO, according to a news release.

“BAPCO is very excited about this project; being the first of its kind in the Middle East, it will be a proud showcase,” Adel Almoayyed, CEO of BAPCO, said in the release. “We expect that this project will be the first step in Bahrain’s march towards a solar future.”

“We are honored to be a part of a project of this importance to Bahrain and look forward to continuing to help Bahrain become a world leader in solar innovation,” said Steve Rhoades, CEO of Petra Systems.

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Eric Strauss

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Eric Strauss is the digital content editor for NJBIZ. He has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as for a number of websites. You can contact him at erics@njbiz.com.

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