SAUDI ARABIA

SEC And KACST Plan First Utility-Scale Saudi Solar Plant

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and the King ‘Abd al-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have signed a memorandum of cooperation for construction of the kingdom’s first large solar power plant. The 50MW plant will be built at Layla, 330km south of Riyadh in Aflaj province. SEC chairman Salih al-Awaji says Aflaj will be the first Saudi province to benefit from utility-scale clean energy.

Mr Awaji...