Saudi Arabia Set To Auction Around 4 Gigawatts Of Solar & Wind Capacity This...

The world can expect more record-breaking bids for solar and wind energy projects this year as Saudi Arabia plans to hold at least two rounds of auction for solar and wind energy projects under its National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) recently announced …

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 …