Saudi Arabia To Resume Long-Term Renewable Energy Tenders

Saudia Arabia’s solar PV development has been big on announcements and light on real tenders and projects. This could be set to change with a more clear roadmap for renewable capacity expected this year, reported PV Magazine.

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia was expected to launch tenders for 4.1 GW of renewable energy capacity in 2018, including 3.3 GW of solar and 800 MW of wind. These tenders, however, never materialized.

At the same time, an astonishing announcement for what could become the world’s largest solar complex was made by the Saudi Government and Japan-based SoftBank in March. Read more