KAPSARC Solar Park
With a peak power generation capacity of 3.5 megawatts, the solar park on the premises of KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is the largest ground-mounted solar power plant in the Kingdom. Launched on 25 December, 2012, its 5,800 MWH renewable energy capacity will enable the facility to achieve LEED platinum certification, offsetting carbon emissions by an estimated 4,900 tons every year. KAPSARC Solar Park Close-up of solar park with air-conditioned and insulated inverter building....
25 December 2012
Princess Noura Bint Abul Rahman University
The world’s largest solar thermal plant has gone into full operation at the Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University near Riyadh after a six month trial period and build-up. Providing more than 900,000 liters of hot water storage, the $14m-plus solar heating plant was manufactured by Austrian research institute GREENoneTEC company and constructed by Jordanian engineering company Millennium Energy Industries.The plant uses 36,305 square meters of solar panels to feed solar energy into a district heating grid for 40,000 students...
21 June 2012
Saudi Aramco Solar Car Park
Belectric and Sun & Life have built the largest solar power plant in Saudi Arabia to date in Dhahran. The 10 Megawatt Photovoltaic Carport System is situated at the recently-built North Park offices of Saudi Aramco in Dhahran and will cover all of its 4,500 parking spaces. Artist’s concept of the Saudi Aramco solar car park More than 120,000 CIS (Copper Indium Selenide) photovoltaic modules were used in construction View from inside the completed car park...
1 April 2011
KAUST Solar Park
The two megawatt solar park on the rooftop of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) at Thuwal, near Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, was the first large-scale solar installation in Saudi Arabia. Built by Conergy, a consortium of Hamburg-based solar experts, and National Solar Systems (NSS), the plant features two rooftop solar installations with a capacity of 1 MW each, installed on the north and south laboratories of the university. At the time of its construction, the KAUST Solar Park...
20 May 2010