RIYADH (Xinhua) – Saudi Arabia will build solar power stations in five districts by the end 2015, according to Al Hayat newspaper on Sunday.
To be built by the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, the new plants aim to find alternatives and environment- friendly electricity resources.
The move comes after the city announced plans to generate power from a landfill in Jeddah. The city has developed a national renewable energy atlas established in 2013 through a comprehensive network to solar monitoring and wind measuring.
The efforts will be followed with the establishment of a nuclear plant for peaceful purposes, mainly power production.
Saudi Arabia announced last year the establishment of 17 nuclear reactors worth more than 100 billion US dollars by 2030 to meet demands of electricity.