Saudi Arabia signs agreements for 7 new solar projects -SPA

The projects will have more than 3,600 megawatt capacity

  
A Saudi man walks on a street past a field of solar panels at the King Abdulaziz city of Sciences and Technology, Al-Oyeynah Research Station May 21, 2012. Image for illustrative purpose.

A Saudi man walks on a street past a field of solar panels at the King Abdulaziz city of Sciences and Technology, Al-Oyeynah Research Station May 21, 2012. Image for illustrative purpose.

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LONDON- Saudi Arabia signed Power Purchase Agreements for seven new solar power projects in various regions in the country that will power more than 600,000 households, state news agency SPA quoted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying on Thursday.

The projects will have more than 3,600 megawatt capacity, in addition to the projects of Sakaka and Dumat al-Jandal.

(Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar and Raya Jalabi. Editing by Jane Merriman) ((Ahmad.Ghaddar@thomsonreuters.com; +442075424435; Reuters Messaging: ahmad.ghaddar.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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