Kite Wind Power Could Help Power Saudi Arabia

“Wind turbines on the Earth’s surface suffer from the very stubborn problem of intermittent wind supply,” said Udaya Gunturu, a researcher with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, who is one of several researchers investigating the potential of using kite wind turbines to provide clean energy in the …

Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. The energy ministry said Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and Electricite de France SA bid to supply power …

Saudi Arabia plans to launch nuclear power tender next month

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said. The world’s top oil exporter wants to start construction next year on two …

Major solar power project to provide electricity at night

A major solar power project in the Middle East will provide electricity during the night, the developers have said. The $1bn (£770m) scheme will provide up to 200 megawatts to the grid in Dubai between 4pm and 10am, according to the news service Bloomberg. Instead of generating electricity using photovoltaic …

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 …

Saudi Arabia To Offer More Than 1 Gigawatt Of Solar & Wind In Second...

Saudi Arabia is set to offer more than 1 gigawatt of contracts to buy renewable electricity by the fourth quarter of this year, according to an official speaking this week. The plans are part of the country’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind …

Al-Falih Announces Package of Renewable Energy Projects

Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih launched a tender process for the Kingdom’s 300 megawatts Sakaka solar project. He said more wind and solar projects are in the pipeline. Launching the major project at the Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum (SAREIF) at the Four Seasons Hotel, …