In a workshop of Asharqia
A workshop organized by Asharqia
Chamber on Monday (2/27/2016), stressed
the importance of maximizing the use of alternative energy sources, as an
important option to preserve the environment, as well as being a sector
investment and promising to provide thousands of jobs, and supports the
activity of small and medium institutions.
workshop, which was headed by Chairman of the Environment Committee Talal Al Rasheed
demanded the need to the legislation to motivate investment in renewable energy
to put the Kingdom in the top ten in the production of alternative energy, as
the local production does not exceed Zero Limits!
in the workshop discussed the cadres working in the renewable energy amounting
to 8 million workers in the world, which urges for entering into this field to
create jobs for young Saudis, Germany, for example, provided 300,000 jobs in
bin Nasser Al Harthi (energy engineer company Saudi Aramco) for clean energy
(wind energy) said that renewable energy is a sustainable energy that comes
from nature, such as sunlight and the movement of water, nature does not
expire, and the Kingdom Vision 2030 will add about 9.5 GB watts
of power from alternative sources, and allow for the settlement of this research
and manufacturing to improve energy.
said that the current energy is depending on liquid fuels, involving
environmental result of gas flaring damage, such as global warming and so on,
while renewable energy has no effect on the heat, and there is no waste and
gaseous emissions, thus the way by which to preserve the environment.
Wind power, as an important alternative energy sources, where the kinetic
energy generated from wind can turn into a source of electricity,
with the average wind speed varies depending on time and place, and this is
something that can be resolved putting measuring devices to choose the appropriate
place to put (turbines)
generation of wind movement.
the environmental advantages of wind power, Al Harthi said that the areas that
are placed as the fields of wind can be utilized for other purposes such as
agriculture, grazing, and can be placed above the turbine buildings, therefore this
is another advantage that does not take a range of its own geography.
Harthi said that the possibility of
generating electricity and turn them into distinctive electrical network in the
Kingdom, and can provide a huge amount of oil used to produce electricity is
estimated at 18,600 barrels of oil a year through energy provided by pneumatic
turbine and one. He explained that the Kingdom locations
are one of the best areas for power
wind in the world, pointing that a single turbine can provide electricity for
200 homes in the summer and more than 500 homes in the winter.
Regarding Saudi Aramco initiative in a project to raise the energy efficiency to take
advantage of wind power, in the quaint area, because it is a flat area and the
wind speed was high throughout the year.
for Dr. Fahd bin Ghalab Al Amri (Under the College of Engineering Graduate
Studies and Research at the University of Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal, Dammam)
talked about solar energy, describing it as energy source in the ground, winds
produced from high and low temperatures, the oil is composed of decomposition
of organic materials by the heat of the sun.
said that the kingdom is located in the Sunbelt in the world, and can take
advantage of the sun to generate electricity directly, or convert solar energy
into thermal energy used in different purposes of the pre heating and water
heating, as well as also cooling. He explained that the need to take advantage
of the sun will make sure of its importance with the
high cost of electric energy consumption according to the new
kingdom is one of the country is a solar radiation which is itself one of the natural
wealth that must be utilized in the development of the country with an
estimated yearly between 2000 to 2450 kW / h per square meter.
pointed that the Kingdom is witnessing a rapid growth in electricity and water
consumption of water with high population growth rate, according to government estimates, the expected demand for electricity will exceed 120 GW
by 2030 unless the production of alternative energy applied and maintains
energy sources, estimated the total demand for raw fuel for
the production of energy, industry, transportation and water desalination will
be up to 8.3 million barrels of oil equivalent by 2030. He
explained that we are looking for the time being the equivalent of energy, and
the rate of consumption increases every year, and if not we create alternative
options such as solar and wind power will reach a time we can not export
barrels and one of the oil, our country, and thankfully is rich in solar energy
and we have to take advantage of
this important source, in the provision of our needs from the heat and
electricity is clean and safe alternative and does not cause any damage to the