King ‘Abd Allah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (Kacare) plans to take wind readings at 40 sites throughout Saudi Arabia in preparation for its ambitious 9GW wind farm development program.

Kacare says that because location is fundamental to the efficiency of wind farms, the likelihood is that turbines will be installed along the coasts of the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf. Kacare aims to develop 9GW of wind capacity by 2032 that will be used “primarily for seawater desalination and the conversion of brackish water to potable water. Even so, wind availability is unpredictable, thus implying wind energy will be most useful in combination with other renewable energy sources.” (CONTINUED - 223 WORDS)