New record low set for price of solar in auction in Saudi Arabia

Signal of change / New record low set for price of solar in auction in Saudi Arabia

By Rebecca Lawson / 06 Oct 2017

New record low has been set for price of solar in auction in Saudi Arabia where they are making a big move away from fossil fuels towards renewables for their domestic generation (which at these prices obviously makes sense as they can then sell the oil abroad for more!). The bid is from EDF and Masdar:

 

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