Saudi Arabia’s announced solar power plan is audacious in its scope. Even partial success would propel the kingdom to the top of the global table. But the list of previously planned solar projects in Saudi Arabia is long, while the list of constructed solar plants is virtually non-existent.

The architect of the plan to construct 200GW by 2030, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, acknowledges that “it’s bold, risky,” but is it achievable, or is he flying too close to the sun? (CONTINUED - 850 WORDS)