Saudi Arabia

South Korea, Saudi Arabia Agree to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Economy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held talks with Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and agreed to work together in areas related to the hydrogen economy. After holding the talks at the Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, the two nations signed preliminary deals to jointly develop green hydrogen, which is […]

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ACWA Power to Go Public, Expected to Drive RE Boom in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power shares will debut on the main market of the Saudi Stock Exchange on Monday, October 11, according to a bourse filing, which is expected to translate into a larger push for renewables in the Kingdom. The utility developer announced an international initial public offering (IPO) plan in September, aiming to raise USD […]

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Saudi Arabia Gets Serious About Solar to Meet National, Youth Aspirations

Saudi Arabia is on a tight deadline. The kingdom has set itself some of the most ambitious economic and social targets in the region, with an aim to revamp its economy completely. Underpinning this drive for change is its youth population, now better equipped than ever to contribute productively. Not only does the kingdom want […]

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ACWA Power Achieves Financial Close for 1500 MW Sudair Solar Plant

ACWA Power, based in Saudi Arabia, has announced the financial close for the 1500 MW Sudair Solar plant, a key project under the Public Investment Fund (PIF) renewable energy program in the country. The program aims to support Saudi Arabia’s ongoing energy transition and diversification, and to deliver 70% of the country’s renewable energy under […]

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Larsen & Toubro Construction Arm Secures Orders in India & Overseas

Indian multinational EPC contractor Larsen & Toubro’s construction arm has won a slew of orders in India and abroad for various businesses. It has been awarded significant power transmission and distribution contracts in Ladakh and Ayodhya, as well as overseas projects in Saudi Arabia, Africa and Thailand. The company’s power transmission & distribution business has […]

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Scientists in Saudi Arabia Make 27% Efficient n-i-p Perovskite Tandem Cell

Researchers led by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have demonstrated a tandem cell based on an n-i-p perovskite stacked on top of a silicon heterojunction cell that achieved 27% efficiency, breaking the previous record of 22%. Monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells are currently of interest thanks to their high power […]

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Is ‘Oil Miracle’ Middle East Now Seeking to Become a Hydrogen Capital?

In the wake of hydrogen, especially green hydrogen (produced through electrolysis using renewable energy), being posited as an ideal alternative to fossil fuels for producing electricity, the oil powerhouse Middle East has set out to become a major producer of the new clean fuel—green H2. Many oil-dependent economies within the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum […]

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Solar Tracker Maker PVH set to Open First Solar Facility in the Middle East

California-headquartered PV Hardware (PVH), a Spanish solar tracker and mounting systems manufacturer, announced yesterday its plans to open a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia. The company’s first factory and branch in the Middle East will manufacture PV structures, solar tracking systems and robotic cleaning devices ‘Made-in-K.S.A.’, in response to the rules for domestic content recently outlined […]

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L&T Bags EPC Contract for the 1.5 GW Sudair Solar Project in Saudi Arabia

L&T has secured a turnkey EPC Contract in Saudi Arabia, from the consortium led by ACWA Power for the 1.5 GW Sudair solar project. The Renewables arm of Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) Power Transmission & Distribution Business has announced that it has secured a turnkey EPC Contract, from the consortium of ACWA Power and the […]

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