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Saudi Sakaka Solar Project to Be Launched before End of Year

Saudi Sakaka Solar Project to Be Launched before End of Year

Saturday, 16 November, 2019 - 08:30
A Saudi man walks past a field of solar panels at the King Abdulaziz city of Sciences and Technology, Al-Oyeynah Research Station, in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s Al Jouf region will launch its first renewable power project before the end of the year, according to the state news agency.


The 300mw Sakaka solar photovoltaic IPP project is estimated to generate enough clean energy to power 45,000 households in the Al Jouf region while offsetting over 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, ACWA Power chairman Mohammad Abunayyan told the agency.


The project is said to be the first renewable energy project being built under the renewable energy initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.


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