Saudi Arabia to tender 2.22 GW of solar in 2019 and wants 40 GW in 2030 #Pv_MagazineJanuary 11, 2019
The Renewable Energy Project Development Office of Saudi Arabia is planning to tender 11 PV power projects with a combined capacity of 2,225 MW this year.
The country’s solar target for 2023 has been revised up from 5.9 GW to 20 GW, and that for 2030 set at 40 GW.
January 10, 2019 Emiliano Bellini
The Saudi Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) is preparing to tender 2,225 MW of solar capacity in 2019, according to information provided to pv magazine by Turki Mohammed Al Shehri, the organisation’s chief.
Some 11 solar projects are set to be tendered this year, the largest of them the Alfaisalia project, with a capacity of 600 MW.
REPDO is intending to tender another four projects with an installed capacity of 300 MW each named Rabigh, Jeddah, Alras and Saad.
And the tendering plan for 2019 includes a further six projects: Qurrayat – with a 200 MW capacity; another with the same name but 40 MW; Wadi Adwawser (70 MW); Madinah (50 MW); Rafha (45 MW); and Mahad Dahab (20 MW).
According to the new Saudi renewable energy strategy, the solar target for 2023 has been raised from 5.9 GW to 20 GW, with the aim for renewables revised up from 9.5 GW to 27.3 GW.
REDPO has also set a 40 GW target for solar and a 58.7 GW target for renewables overall by 2030.
Emiliano Bellini Emiliano joined pv magazine in March 2017.