Saudi Arabia to consider 41GW solar capacity target

A government agency tasked with formulating Saudi Arabia’s future energy strategy has recommended that Riyadh adopt a 41GW solar target for 2032, as the kingdom looks to conserve its hydrocarbons for export.

Of that, 25GW would come from concentrating solar power (CSP) and 16GW from PV. Wind, geothermal and nuclear would contribute another 21GW.

The targets will not be formally adopted by the government until later this year, and even then they are likely to remain non-binding. But the sheer size of the solar aspiration – by far the world’s most ambitious – underscores the seriousness with which Middle Eastern countries have started taking solar energy since the price of crystalline silicon modules went into freefall.

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