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Solar power in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to the 1970s, and many pioneering solar projects are still in service today. More recently, the Kingdom has expressed strong support for a sustainable future in Saudi Arabia by encouraging the development of a substantial alternative energy capacity fully supported by world-class local industries.

On 17th April 2010, H.M. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued Royal order A/35, which established King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A. CARE). While solar policies and standards are in the early stages of development, the KSA is a key leader in the MENA region, attracting much attention from the regional and international solar community.

Key Contacts

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE)

K.A.CARE was established by Royal order A/35 of H.M. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on 17th April 2010 with the fundamental aim of building a sustainable future for Saudi Arabia by developing a substantial alternative energy capacity fully supported by world-class local industries. The project aims to place Saudi Arabia to the fore in the development and utilization of atomic and renewable energy, provide opportunities for national and international private sector companies to grow their businesses in the Kingdom, and enhance the knowledge and skills of Saudi nationals.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is a graduate research university of science and technology that seeks to produce future leaders in science, technology and industry who can create economic and job opportunities for Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through the company’s 80-year history, it has become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs).
Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA)
The Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA) is a non-governmental association, which aims to promote solar power in the Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East. Members of SASIA are drawn from all sectors of the solar industry, including Photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP) and solar thermal. Membership is also offered to suppliers to the solar industry such as glass, steel, and engineering companies.
Saudi Arabia Solar Industry Association (SASIA)
Abdulmohsin Al Shoaibi – Chairman
Email: shoaibi@saudi-sia.com
P.O. Box 365241 Riyadh 11393
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel:  +966 505474356

DarSolar is a 100% Saudi-owned company designed to assist companies working in the solar industry who are interested in becoming established in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. DarSolar provides companies large or small with an affordable way to engage the Saudi market during this critical period without over-committing time, money, or other resources.

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