From oil to solar: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to renewables. Now, Saudi Arabia is trying to tie its future to another natural resource it has in abundance: sunlight.
Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih said Saudi Arabia will very soon have power from renewable energy, it aims to generate 9.5 gigawatts of electricity from renewable energy annually by 2023.
He said, “This is part of the National Transformation Program and it will be followed by other projects for wind power to make Saudi Arabia a leader in renewable energy like it is the case in petroleum, gas and petroleum industry. The Kingdom hopes to be a leader in research too for the best use of its natural resources.”