Tabuk: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday launched the first largest phase of a factory to produce solar panels in the Industrial City of Tabuk.
The factory, the largest in MENA, the Middle East, and the North Africa region, was built with investments amounting to SR700 million. The total area of the plant is over 27,000 square meters, with a producing capacity of 1.2 gigawatts.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Osama Al-Zamil said; the plant had enhanced the Saudi investments in solar energy and diversified energy sources. It also seeks to enable integration with relevant government agencies and the private sector represented by industrial investors; to support renewable and sustainable energy industries throughout the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
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Al-Zamil noted that such factories have a strategic dimension; primarily for their proximity to major projects like NEOM and the Red Sea.
The highly advanced plant with automated production employs the latest in international technology for its production.
The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 leads it towards sustainable renewable energy, supporting its economic growth. Especially with its appropriate geographical and climatic factors to benefit from renewable energy sources.