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Saudi Arabia goes solar in a big way

Saudi Arabia’s Solar Energy Investment

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest exporter of crude oil, is moving ahead of most of the world in another important area: renewable energy sources. Embracing renewable energy is seen by most observers as a smart move for Saudi Arabia, even as crude oil has made it one of the richest countries in the world. Finite supplies of fossil fuels and…

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Applied Materials Summer Solstice Solar Survey: Chinese, Indians Want More Solar Faster

That’s one of several encouraging responses from Chinese, Indians, Japanese and Americans who took Applied Materials’ fourth annual solar energy survey. Others: Industry data show that solar will be cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel-derived electrical power this year, and Chinese and Indians want more solar faster than current government targets.