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 LCE  Vol.9 No.4 , December 2018
Renewable Resources Future and Awareness in Saudi Arabia, Solar Photovoltaic as a Model
Abstract: The global awareness regarding economy expansion and environmental preservation in the same time made the solar energy investment a vivid topic nowadays more than before. The solar energy project or the new Saudi oil made by the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud was the focus of the current study. We designed the questionnaire with three categories to assess citizens of Saudi Arabia awareness about solar energy represented by photovoltaic system. The responses collected electronically from 424 respondents ranged between 18 - 41 years old to examine their awareness and acceptance of the solar system. The results showed a positive tendency of solar panel installment and use instead of electricity as source of energy. The respondents’ confidence of photovoltaic use ability to reduce electricity bills was positive. Moreover, the Saudi public awareness and approval of electricity bills regulation were in agreement with the government policy. Around 30% of respondents thought that solar energy is the sole source of energy where they resident. While 75% of respondents thought, they might get greater benefit from solar energy in comparison of the other renewable resources as wind and earth energy. The study emphasized the great awareness of Saudi public views analogues with the global trend and energy shift. The Photovoltaic (PV) system will be the vital investment in Saudi Arabia near future with great approval of public and government system.
Cite this paper: Dhawi, F. (2018) Renewable Resources Future and Awareness in Saudi Arabia, Solar Photovoltaic as a Model. Low Carbon Economy, 9, 101-108. doi: 10.4236/lce.2018.94008.
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