HRC President Meets with President of Foreign Affairs Committee of French National Assembly    40th Session of GCC Supreme Council Issues Final Communique    Chief of General Staff Attends Opening Ceremony of Gulf Defense and Aviation Exhibition in Kuwait    Emir of Kuwait leaves Riyadh    Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Receives Director-General of UAE General Authority of Islamic Affairs    KSA and UAE Participate in Joint Pavilion in African Food Exhibition in Cairo    GAB President Receives Chairman of State Audit Bureau of Kuwait    SAMA Announces Issuing Regulations for Microfinance Companies.    HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Burkina Faso on Republic Day    Wall Street Closing    Finalists of Saudis' Al-Mallawah; international rounds to start on Tuesday    Saudi Arabia to Host the World Snooker Championship, in Oct., 2020    Advanced Electronics Company to showcase integrated smart energy solutions at Saudi Arabia Smart Grid 2019    Saudi Bodybuilder Taysir Al-Khalfan Achieves Gold Medal in IFBB World Master Championships 2019    GACA: 75% passenger's satisfaction rate during the month of November at the Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Medinah airports    Saudi Film "Last Visit" Wins Jury Award at Marrakech International Film Festival    Real Madrid Ease Past Espanyol to Move top of La Liga    Successful Artificial Heart Transplant Surgery, done at King Abdullah Complex, in Jeddah    MOH: 40% Improvement in Services of Cancer Care Facilities    Sixth Edition of the Saudi Film Festival to Launch Next April    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Addresses Citizens and Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr    Custodian of Two Holy Mosques addresses Citizens and Muslims on the Advent of Holy Month of Ramadan    Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Launches Awareness Message on Sacrifice Day    Custodian of Two Holy Mosques addresses the Saudi people and Islamic nation on the blessed Eid Al-Fitr    Newcastle Beat West Ham 3-0 for their first Win of the Season    Mourinho insists Ibrahimovic must be good enough for Manchester United    Reforms have saved the economy from possible recession, say analysts    The King and Crown Prince congratulates Moldova's President    More than 1,5 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia, so far    MWL allocates SR 7 million for Eid sacrifice project in 47 countries    Saudi Campaign provides educational and training services for Syrians in Al-Za'tari camp    Saudi student goes missing in Kentucky, US    Harvey lashes Texas US coast with high wind, torrential rain    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills    Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery    Known days    "MODON" Signs MoU with Chinese Goldwind Company for wind-turbines manufacturing in the Kingdom    Flyadeal, Saudi Arabia's new low-cost airline, scheduled to launch on September 23, reports    Mastercard launches Masterpass in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    Honda among 27 Japan players named for World Cup qualifiers    Joker, Harley Quinn movie in works with 'Crazy Stupid Love' filmmakers    Madhuri Dixit to venture into Marathi films as a producer    Consumers warned against using some brands of face powder, hair products    How 'GOT' makers made the frozen lake in 'Beyond the Wall'    Shraddha Kapoor wants people to help the needy    Neymar targets improvement after phenomenal home debut    Politicizing the pilgrimage    Rakhi 2017: "Bond of Love" between a brother and his sister    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Kingdom eyes 40 GW solar energy by 2032
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 17 - 08 - 2012

JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia has set an ambitious target of installing more than 40 GW of solar power capacity by 2032, of which 60 percent would be from concentrated solar power (CSP) and remaining from photovoltaics (PV). Concentrating solar power technology is being looked at as a path breaking initiative by the country as it will need to install much more CSP capacity than any other country has ever done while also continuing to develop other sources to achieve its overall renewable energy target. The CSP target could be responsible for the generation of 75 to 110 TWh of electricity per annum once it starts operations.
Apart from the early technological feasibility studies, the subject has not been researched much, as of now, but with CSP playing a pivotal role in the country's renewable energy target achievement, many studies to read the potential of the technology in the country will take place. Together, CSP and PV will effect an increased exploitation of the country's enormous solar power potential and will be responsible for cleaner power production. The solar power development will augment the government's efforts in realizing its renewable energy targets to help the country develop sustainably.
A “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis" report said solar holds the key to renewable energy development in the GCC region as it is the single most abundant renewable source of energy available there. Power produced from solar energy is efficient and cheaper as compared to other renewable sources of energy.
The study investigates the solar power potential of the region and individual countries. Huge investments and research studies are happening in efforts to tap the solar energy in the region as part of the renewable energy development. Almost 85 to 90 percent of the money being spent on renewable energy development is being put in solar energy. The “GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis" research report documents all the initiatives being taken in the individual countries to help boost their power production from solar energy. The report from KuicK research vitalizes solar energy as a means to the targeted power production from renewable energy. The future of solar power in the GCC region is as bright as sunshine, the research study added. – Agencies


Clic here to read the story from its source.