Gallery: Saudi Arabia Announces Plans to Develop 54 GW of Renewable Ene...


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The kingdom of Saudi Arabia sits upon the world’s second-largest oil reserves, and as such, oil dominates the national economy. But in recent years, Saudi Arabia has begun taking advantage of the abundant sun and wind it enjoys by developing several major renewable energy projects. According to a new white paper published this week, Saudi Arabia will seek to develop 23.9 GW of renewable energy by 2020 and 54.1 GW by 2032, making it one of the biggest renewable energy producers in the world.

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  1. Donald Jr. Esterban May 30, 2015 at 1:19 am

    This the way it should be.

  2. Proud March 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    To make it one of the biggest renewable energy producers in the world is an awesome idea. we should have thought about this long time ago but still we are in it :) Good job I hope one day we will no longer need to pay for our power bills. hopefully $109 Billion won\’t go waste!!

    Your son,

  3. Jay Krewson March 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    To put that in perspective America can produce somewhere in the ballpark of 1000 GW of electricity from all sources; coal, NG, nuclear, and renewables combined.

    America can produce about 60GW of wind energy as noted in the following link:

  4. Eletruk February 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Good plan! Build it now while you have the money to pay for it. Also the less oil you use internally, the more you can sell externally.

  5. David Fechter February 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.
    Our “friends”, the Saudi royal family, consider us infidels. We should be learning and taking lessons from everything they do.

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