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Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia has also concentrated on the development of renewable energy and set out a roadmap for ambitious renewables program under the supervision of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care). The program will produce 23,900MW of electricity from the renewable energy by 2020 and 54,000 MW by 2032 with the aim of reducing consumption of hydrocarbon fuels in electricity generation and water desalination.  The Kingdom is targeting the share of solar energy to electricity generation at 41 Giga-Watt by 2032.

Saudi Arabia also plans to build 16 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 22GW, with the first two reactors to be ready within 10 years.