Saudi solar plant ready in July
Riyadh, May 8, 2009
Saudi Arabia will commission the $15 million two-megawatt solar power plant at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in July, a senior company executive working on the project said.
The plant will generate enough power for about 500 homes, said Abdulhadi al-Mureeh, a business development director with National Solar Systems on Thursday.
"We are halfway through the project and will commission it in July," Mureeh said on the sidelines of an industry conference.
KAUST is seeking to position itself as a leading solar energy research centre focused on making solar energy more efficient and economical, said Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Aramco's chief executive officer, during a speech in Washington on Tuesday.-Reuters