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Abstract

Saudi Arabia aims to significantly increase the contribution of renewable energy in its power energy mix, in order to diversify its economy, reduce emissions and eliminate the use of liquid fuels in its power system.

In building a global hub for renewable energy, the Kingdom aims to future-proof its economy by relying less on oil export revenues and attracting new technologies into the region. Saudi Arabia is one of the best-placed countries to harness solar energy, with some of the highest solar radiation levels in the world.

 

Authors

Abeer AlGhamdi

Research Associate Abeer is a research associate in the Energy Information Management team with expertise in energy data management and energy research… Abeer is a research associate in the Energy Information Management team with expertise in energy data management and energy research apps. Abeer is focused on data from Saudi Arabia, the rest of the GCC countries, India and China. She is an expert in identifying data sources, data availability, data transformation, data analysis and data quality level for research use. Abeer has published a large number of data sets on the KAPSARC data portal and insight energy apps development (KAPSARC Vehicle Fleet Model, Solar Photovoltaic Toolkit). Prior to joining KAPSARC, she served as a systems analyst for three years at the Arab National Bank.

Expertise

  • Energy data management
  • Data sciences and research apps

Publications See all Abeer AlGhamdi’s publications

Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia

Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia aims to significantly increase the contribution of renewable energy in its power energy…

6th April 2020
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