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Besides improving efficiency as a means to reduce fuel demand, Saudi Arabia is also looking to develop renewables and nuclear. So far the kingdom has been slow to join the global renewables race, with only 25MW of operational solar capacity.
In 2013 King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (Kacare) announced a target of 54GW of renewables by 2030. However, Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman has this year set a more feasible target of 9.5GW by 2030, of which 3.45GW is to be in operation by 2020.
SEC’s renewables plan includes three 50MW solar photovoltaic projects, a 50MW wind farm and three integrated solar combined cycle plant with a combined solar element of 280MW. Aramco is also installing a 2.75MW wind turbine as a pilot for SEC’s wind project (MEES, 19 August). (CONTINUED - 222 WORDS)
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