The Solar PV Cell & Module Manufacturing Plant is working to apply new solar energy technology and develop commercial-grade equipment suitable for severe heat and sandstorms.
Established in 2010 by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the Solar PV Cell & Module Manufacturing Plant and PV Reliability Laboratory produces solar panels and cells. The facilities will bring the latest solar energy technologies to Saudi Arabia and create top-quality equipment that can withstand extreme heat and sandstorms.
The internationally accredited Laboratory examines the efficiency and reliability of solar panels, ensuring that the technology being used meets high standards. By focusing on solar energy, KACST is increasing the Kingdom’s reliance on clean energy sources and reducing its carbon emissions. To date, the Laboratory is the largest facility to be powered by locally manufactured solar panels.
This project’s research and outputs are helping raise the Kingdom’s Global Competitiveness Index to be among the top 10 countries globally.
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