Environment & Climate Change: Saudi Arabia Is Investing $200 Billion in Solar Energy #GlobalGoals #SDGs #RenewableEnergy

The country wants to get 10% of its energy from renewables by 2023.

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There’s a lot of oil in Saudi Arabia, but there’s also a lot of sunshine, and as the former loses viability the country is looking to replace pipelines with solar panels.

During his ongoing tour of the US, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to generate 200 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030—the largest solar project ever conceived, through a partnership with Japanese telecom investor SoftBank, according to CNBC.

The partnership is expected to lead to $200 billion in solar investments and create 100,000 jobs for the country, Al Jazeera reports.

There’s a lot of oil in Saudi Arabia, but there’s also a lot of sunshine, and as the former loses viability the country is looking to replace pipelines with solar panels.

During his ongoing tour of the US, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to generate 200 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030—the largest solar project ever conceived, through a partnership with Japanese telecom investor SoftBank, according to CNBC.

The partnership is expected to lead to $200 billion in solar investments and create 100,000 jobs for the country, Al Jazeera reports.

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