Saudi Arabia increasing its Aim for Solar Power to 41 GW
Posted by Greener Tomorrow on May 24th, 2012
Saudi Arabia is increasing its aim for renewable energy. The country wants to decrease its dependes on oil by heavily investing in solar energy. The oil-rich country is aiming to have 41 GW of solar power capacity installed by 2032 as well as a host of other renewable energy projects like wind, geothermal and waste-to-fuel plants.
The country is planning to install 16 GW of solar photovoltaic power and 25 GW of concentrated solar power. This breakdown makes sense with CSP being very well suited for hot desert environments.
Saudi Arabia is opening up bidding for the projects in two different rounds with project sizes ranging from 5 MW and up to determine who will build the installations.
via PV Magazine
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