14 May '12, 9am

Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Solar Future

Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Solar Future

Saudi Arabia has great potential to develop solar energy with the abundance of sunlight received in the Kingdom, according to Shafiqur Rahman , a researcher at King Fahd University of Petroleum and minerals. Shafiqur believes Saudi Arabia is capable of becoming the world leader in exporting solar energy to other countries and highlighted the potential of doing so in a presentation of renewable energy. However, with that said, some critics point out that the Kingdom which is the world’s largest producer of oil has currently a very meager 50 megawatts of solar power after similar renewable energy claims were made by others in the past. Perhaps the world’s largest solar power plant in the world which opened in the Kingdom this year, will offer further proof of how dedicated Saudi Arabia is to their stated goals.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/05/saudi-arabia-plans-10...

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