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Saudi Arabia opens bid for ‘utility scale’ solar project

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia invited bids on Tuesday for a "utility-scale" 300-megawatt solar project, a first for the world's top oil exporter. "Today's bid opening represents a significant milestone for the National Renewable Energy Programme, and an important step on the way to diversifying Saudi Arabia's domestic energy mix and building a cutting edge domestic renewable energy sector," Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said. Bidders for the Sakaka solar energy project -- to be located in the country's northern Al-Jouf region…