Holy city of Mecca turns to power of the sun

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Saudi Arabian city will help meet national target to build nearly 40GW of solar power capacity by 2032

Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca could soon be powered by a giant solar farm, as part of plans to drastically scale up the country's renewable energy capacity over the next 20 years. According to reports...

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