Saudi Arabia

New Fitch Report Says Saudi Arabia Solar Power Expansion To Reach 5.1 GW By 2031

Fitch Solutions has come up with a fresh report stating that the solar power capacity of Saudi Arabia might grow to more than 5.1 GW between 2022 and 2031. The solar expansion holds massive potential given the long-term power sector plans and policy support from the Saudi Arabia government. The report also said that Saudi […]

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Aramco To Generate 12 GW Wind And Solar Power By 2035

Saudi oil conglomerate Aramco has announced that it will be aiming for 12 GW of solar and wind capacity by 2035. Aramco also wants to generate 11 million tonnes of blue ammonia by the end of this decade that will employ 1.93 million tonnes of blue hydrogen. Blue hydrogen is hydrogen made from oil but […]

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LONGi gets contract to supply 400MW of solar modules for Saudi Arabia project

Global Chinese manufacturer LONGi has been awarded a module supply contract for the 400MW (DC) Rabigh Solar PV IPP project in Saudi Arabia. The contract is realized through its EPC contractor, China Energy Engineering Group, Guangdong Power Engineering Company (GPEC). The announcement was made at a ceremony attended by LONGi and its partner GTek Solar […]

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MA’ADEN, GlassPoint sign pact to develop world’s largest solarized steam plant

Saudi Arabian Mining Company or MA’ADEN which is the country’s national mining champion has signed a MoU with the US based GlassPoint to develop the world’s largest solar process heat plant at MA’ADEN Alumina refinery. GlassPoint claims to be a leader in industrial solar steam. The official statement of the companies holds that when complete, […]

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Saudi Arabia will Purchase Up to 100,000 Electric Vehicles from Lucid Group

America’s electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Group has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia, under which the Government will purchase up to 100,000 vehicles over a ten-year period. Saudi Arabia has made an initial commitment to purchase 50,000 vehicles and an option to purchase up to an additional 50,000 […]

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Saudi Arabia Signs PPA Contracts for Solar Power Deals Worth $665 Million

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is bullish on raising the renewable share in its energy mix as it has awarded contracts for two new solar power projects. These projects will make a combined capacity of one gigawatt. Saudi Arabia is world’s largest oil exporter but has a huge target to add 60GW of solar power to […]

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Siemens, Desert Technologies form ‘Capton Energy’ to develop solar projects

To provide a major boost to the ongoing energy transition, Saudi Arabia based solar power company Desert Technologies and Siemens have launched a joint venture (JV) called Capton Energy. The announcement has revealed that the novel joint venture will be jointly owned by financing arm of Siemens called Siemens Financial Services (SFS) and the Saudi Arabian company. […]

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Focusing Only on Renewables a ‘Fatal Mistake’: Saudi Energy Minister

The Saudi energy minister said on Sunday that focusing only on renewable power sources was a mistake and that the world may not be able to produce all the energy needed for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic and the recovery underway have taught us the value of caution,” said Prince Abdulaziz bin […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Bin Omairah to Up Solar Panel Exports to Europe, Africa

Saudi Arabia’s Bin Omairah Holding has planned to increase the export of its solar panels to capitalise on the expanding markets of Europe and Africa. The exports will be done from the company’s factory operational in the Tabuk region. It has also been learnt that the company has plans to open another plant for solar panels […]

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