In May 2012, the nation announced a goal to install 16 GW of PV and 25 GW of concentrating solar power (CSP) by the year 2032.
Standards Associates emphasizes on the energy challenges that Saudi Arabia faces, as well as its strong natural potential for solar generation. In May 2012, the nation announced a goal to install 16 GW of PV and 25 GW of concentrating solar power (CSP) by the year 2032.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to solve the pressing energy challenges by introducing solar energy to ensure sustainability and save the precious oil and gas resources," notes Standards Associates Managing Director Khaled Masri.
"With its rich solar resource, Saudi Arabia wishes to become a major player in the global solar energy industry from research and product development, through manufacturing of systems components for PV and CSP systems."
Standards Associates’ white paper presents a business model for a laboratory network for testing the long-term performance and reliability of solar energy modules and components utilizing the principle of public-private partnership. The study was commissioned by the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2012.
One of the central problems explored is the lack of requirements for testing or certification for solar products which are specific to local climactic conditions.
Conference motto “Saudi Arabia targets 41 GW of solar by 2032”; exclusive white paper download
Khaled Masri, Managing Director at Standards Associates, is keynote speaker of the “PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia”, bringing together key local decision makers and international stakeholders to promote the importance of solar and together find ways of ensuring the smooth implementation of renewables in the MENA region and, in particular, Saudi Arabia.
Under the motto “Saudi Arabia targets 41 GW of solar by 2032" – what does this mean today?”, the PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia will thoroughly assess the rapid shift in Saudi’s energy policy revealing best practice examples for economic and technological implementation.
Additional information on the PV Briefing & Networking Forum Saudi Arabia: jointforces4solar.com
The summary of the study conducted by Khaled Masri is available for free download at www.jointforces4solar.com