ACWA Power Wins First Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project in Saudi Arabia

200 gigawatts of solar could provide 95 percent of the country’s current electricity needs.
Saudi Arabia has announced that ACWA Power, the Saudi power generation and desalination company, has won the contract for the first utility scale solar power project in Saudi Arabia with a record-breaking tariff of 2.34 US-cents per kilowatt-hour, according to reports.

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