Ankara, An official at a Turkish state oil company said that Iraq's massive oil reserves had prevented it to exploit its biggest economic wealth, the solar energy.
"The atmosphere of Iraq, which is always sunny in the Summer, is one of the largest sources of energy that can be used as an alternative to electric power, and in the various uses that Iraq can add to the oil and gas energy and reduce the economic weight on oil," said Economic Expert Atilla Idemir in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA), "asserting" that the solar energy in Iraq, if exploited, will be a great success. "
He pointed out that "the Iraqi government prefers oil energy, despite the costs, because Iraq has a huge reservoir of oil, engaged it of other energies such as solar energy."
He called on the economist to exploit this "golden" wealth of solar energy to diversify its economy and leave the rent economy.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency