Five Star Equities looks at impact Saudi Arabia’s US$109B solar plan will have on industry players



Following Saudi Arabia’s revelation of a US$109 billion plan to create a solar industry in the country that will produce a third of its electricity within the next twenty years, Five Star Equities has released reports on the potential outlook for companies in the solar industry, including First Solar and SunPower.

Overall, the reports concede that solar stocks should get a boost and that the Saudi Arabian market would provide vast opportunities for solar panel manufacturers. The country aims to install 41,000MW of solar capacity by 2032. “We are not only looking for building solar plants,” Maher al-Odan, a consultant at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, said in a recent interview. “We want to run a sustainable solar energy sector that will become a driver for domestic energy for years to come.”

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