20 May '12, 8am

If Saudi Arabia is forward thinking about solar energy, shouldn't we all be able to be?

If Saudi Arabia is forward thinking about solar energy, shouldn't we all be able to be?

The oil-rich country is planning to place more focus on renewable energy generation. In addition to more solar power, it intends to add wind, geothermal, waste-to-energy and nuclear plants to its energy mix in the future. The program, said to be worth tens of millions of dollars, aims to “catapult Saudi Arabia into the group of global leaders in renewable-energy development.” Of the 41 GW of solar, photovoltaics is expected to comprise 16 GW, while concentrated solar power (CSP) will encompass 25 GW. “The CSP plants, with their higher capacity factor than PV, are foreseen as a bridge between base-load technologies (including geothermal, waste-to-energy and nuclear) and PV, which will provide coverage for daytime demand,” explained Apricum, a strategy consulting and transaction advisory firm specialized in renewable energy.

Full article: http://www.solarfeeds.com/saudi-arabias-100b-solar-plan/

Tweets

#Solar Is China Solar Slumping? - Is China Solar Slumping? Solar energy may be the answer to our power problems but

#Solar Is China Solar Slumping? - Is China Sola...

solarfeeds.com 20 May '12, 3am

Solar energy may be the answer to our power problems but companies engaged in the manufacture of PVs are experiencing gloo...

Saudi Arabia Pass Russia as Biggest Oil Produce...

peakoil.com 20 May '12, 11pm

Saudis Pass Russia as Largest Oil Producer Saudi Arabia boosted crude production close to a 31-year high in March, overtak...

Saudi Arabia Unveils $100 Billion Plan to Make ...

renewableenergyworld.com 11 May '12, 5pm

A few months after Saudi Arabia’s oil minister called global warming “among humanity’s most pressing concerns,” the countr...

Saudi Arabia Unveils $100 Billion Plan to Make ...

renewableenergyworld.com 11 May '12, 5pm

A few months after Saudi Arabia’s oil minister called global warming “among humanity’s most pressing concerns,” the countr...

Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Solar Future

Saudi Arabia Plans $109 Billion Solar Future

triplepundit.com 14 May '12, 9am

Saudi Arabia has great potential to develop solar energy with the abundance of sunlight received in the Kingdom, according...

Global Atlas for Wind & Solar Energy

Global Atlas for Wind & Solar Energy

cleantechnica.com 19 May '12, 11pm

Existing maps and data collections of solar and wind energy resources are often narrowly focused, inconsistent, incompatib...

$109 Billion Increase for Solar in Saudi Arabia

$109 Billion Increase for Solar in Saudi Arabia

cleantechnica.com 11 May '12, 6pm

Saudi Arabia is well known for being a leading exporter of crude oil, but soon enough it may also add substantial solar to...

Saudi Arabia Aims For 41 GW Solar Power By 2032

Saudi Arabia Aims For 41 GW Solar Power By 2032

treehugger.com 10 May '12, 11am

Saudi Arabia and renewable energy probably doesn't roll off your tongue right now. Despite more than ample solar sources, ...

What policy did Saudi Arabia choose to drive it...

wind-works.org 14 May '12, 8pm

Saudi Arabia Launches Massive Renewable Program with Hybrid FITs Plan to Tap Onshore Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Waste-to...

Saudi Arabia Launches Massive Renewable Program...

renewableenergyworld.com 15 May '12, 2pm

In typical Saudi fashion, where everything from oil fields to opulence is done on a colossal scale, the proposed renewable...

Saudi Arabia Launches Massive Renewable Program...

renewableenergyworld.com 15 May '12, 2pm

In typical Saudi fashion, where everything from oil fields to opulence is done on a colossal scale, the proposed renewable...

Why Tariffs on Chinese Solar Hurt Everyone

Why Tariffs on Chinese Solar Hurt Everyone

solarfeeds.com 19 May '12, 4pm

The United States Department of Commerce yesterday, and of all things at the behest of a German-owned company, SolarWorld ...

Met Office installs solar to power climate chan...

businessgreen.com 19 May '12, 10am

The Met Office is set to flick the switch on a giant solar rooftop scheme designed to offset the vast amount of energy it ...

Bright Future for Solar Power in Space

Bright Future for Solar Power in Space

greenbuildingelements.com 18 May '12, 3pm

Engineers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland are aiming to boost the future of renewable energy by collec...