JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia’s first solar-powered gas station has just been opened in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

The inauguration comes on the heels of the Kingdom’s switching on its drive towards solar power, kicked of in February with the Ministry of Energy’s announcement of a solar station in the city of Sakaka in the country’s north.

The project is the first of many within the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Renewable Energy Program.