Saudi Arabia Looks Past Oil and Pushes Ahead with Wind Energy Ambitions

Saudi Arabia has resumed its efforts to launch the kingdom’s first large-scale wind farm, totalling 400 megawatts (MW), according to the country’s energy minister Khalid Al Falih. And there are plans for further tenders to kick off this year as part of a US$50 billion spending program on renewables within six years. A request for …

Saudis Kick-Start RE Plan

Saudi Arabia has launched the first two tenders of its much-awaited 9.5GW renewable energy program. Under Round 1, the country has opened requests for qualifications for the 400MW Midyan wind farm in Al Jouf province and the 300MW Sakaka solar park in Tabuk province. Its Renewable Energy Project Development Office is seeking companies to build, …