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DESERTEC Foundation endorses DESERTEC Power for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DESERTEC Power was established to advance the energy supply in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This follows the direction of the Kingdom to significantly increase the sustainable power generation from renewable energy sources with viable, feasible, efficient, and sustainable solutions that address the current and forthcoming needs in the country. It is endorsed by the … Continue reading DESERTEC Foundation endorses DESERTEC Power for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia sets out roadmap for 41 GW of solar power and 9 GW of wind energy capacity by 2032

KACARE specified that in the first two bidding rounds after the introductory procurement round, it wanted 2.4 GW of PV solar energy capacity and 2.1 GW of concentrated solar power capacity. Saudi Arabia has quickly made it onto the list of focus markets for investors and technology providers, with the government announcing its ambitious $109 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia sets out roadmap for 41 GW of solar power and 9 GW of wind energy capacity by 2032

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Saudi Arabia plans to install 54 GW of solar power (PV and CSP) and wind energy capacity by 2032

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) unveiled a white paper detailing the tender processes for new solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power plants, wind farms, geothermal energy facilities and waste-to-energy plants. The first three rounds of contracts are now expected to be awarded before 2015, with a view to creating … Continue reading Saudi Arabia plans to install 54 GW of solar power (PV and CSP) and wind energy capacity by 2032

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Saudi Arabia unveils plans to build 41 GW of solar PV and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants

The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) has issued a white paper outlining its plans to build 41 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) projects by 2032. These projects will represent an estimated investment of over USD 60 billion. As a first step, K.A.CARE will … Continue reading Saudi Arabia unveils plans to build 41 GW of solar PV and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants

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Photovoltaic opportunities in Saudi Arabia growing

With PV projects coming online and a strong potential pipeline, international companies have turned to Saudi Arabia to provide the next big market. This week it was heavily reported that Suntech and Phoenix Solar had completed their 3.5MW Saudi Arabia project at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC). The project is owned … Continue reading Photovoltaic opportunities in Saudi Arabia growing

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Saudi Arabia: Producing electricity with solar power

Saudi Arabia has reached an important milestone in the development of its solar power industry (planned investment: $109 billion) with the completion this week of a 3.5 megawatt  photovoltaic plant in Riyadh. Located on the grounds of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in the capital city, this is the Kingdom’s biggest … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: Producing electricity with solar power

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Saudi Arabia Completes Its Biggest Solar Power Plant

Saudi Arabia has completed its biggest ground-mounted photovoltaic plant as it seeks to generate a third of its electricity with energy from the sun by 2032. Germany’s Phoenix Solar AG (PS4) developed the 3.5-megawatt plant in Riyadh that uses 12,684 panels from China’s Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP) and inverters from SMA Solar Technology … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Completes Its Biggest Solar Power Plant

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Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered by renewable energy

Saudi Arabia says it wants to use fossil fuels to produce other goods rather than use it for power generation. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become 100% powered by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according to an influential member of the royal family. But the process is likely to … Continue reading Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered by renewable energy

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Saint-Gobain Signs MOU To Set Up Company In Solar Energy Sector In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may be known for its  controversial conservative views and huge oil resources, but little is known about the fact that they are heavily investing in renewable technology that will change the way they use their fossil fuel resources in the future. The signing ceremony was held in Torgau, Germany, where Saint-Gobain’s Avancis affiliate … Continue reading Saint-Gobain Signs MOU To Set Up Company In Solar Energy Sector In Saudi Arabia

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Mecca to establish SR 2.4 billion solar power project

“The solar power project will be established on an area of about two million square meters. About 20 international consortiums consisting of about 100 companies will compete for the execution of the project,” Mayor Osama bin Fadl Al-Bar told business daily Al-Eqtisadiah on Wednesday. Makkah municipality (Mecca) will establish a mega solar energy project, costing … Continue reading Mecca to establish SR 2.4 billion solar power project

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Saudi Arabia emerges as top solar power producer

Estival delivered a speech on “Why Saudi Arabia’s huge solar potential may not be enough” at the Solar Arabia Summit held in Riyadh last week. “Solar Energy is one of the most promising contributor to solve energy peak demand, expected to be 120 GW by 2030,” Estival said. The Kingdom is one of the world’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia emerges as top solar power producer

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Dow committed to Middle East’s Solar Power Industry

Solar power technology like CSP offers many advantages in regions that require reliable new sources of energy. The technology helps diversify energy supply, is capable of producing power during periods of peak demand, and reduces dependence on fossil fuels. When used instead of fossil fuel generation plants, CSP facilities offer improved air quality and can … Continue reading Dow committed to Middle East’s Solar Power Industry

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to Focus on Concentrated Solar Power to Diversify Its Energy Mix

The future of concentrating solar power in the GCC region, according to the report, is as bright as sunshine. A recently published research report “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis” by KuicK Research has suggested that solar energy will dominate the upcoming renewable energy development in the GCC region. The GCC region is largest producer of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman to Focus on Concentrated Solar Power to Diversify Its Energy Mix

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Saudi Arabia’s Plans for a Solar Powered Future

There have been major developments within the MENA region over the past 12 months, bringing solar energy to the fore. None more so than in Saudi Arabia where over a billion USD have been invested into the production of solar power to secure the nation’s future energy. With recent growth in technical advancements in the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Plans for a Solar Powered Future

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Saudi Arabia to unveil first tender for solar power in early 2013

SolarReserve LLC, a US maker of concentrated solar power, plans multiple bids for Saudi Arabia’s first renewable-energy tender as the country plans to generate a third of its electricity from solar energy. SolarReserve has formed a joint venture in Saudi Arabia and is working on preliminary proposals for the tender, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Smith … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to unveil first tender for solar power in early 2013

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