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Power Problems
Saudis Struggle to Meet Gas Needs
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  • Brett Champion

    You would think that of all the countries in the world Saudi Arabia would be able to generate a large percentage of its electricity from solar. Not only is a large percentage of its territory covered by desert, but a high percentage of its population actually lives fairly close to that desert territory.

    • Pete

      Good point!

    • f1b0nacc1

      There is this phenomenon called ‘night’ that tends to create problems for them…

      • CaliforniaStark

        Plus sandstorms (which can last for days), and frequent dust storms. There is a solar farm in Abu Dubai that that has to wash its solar panels daily. There is not enough water in the region to do that on a large scale.

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