Saudi Arabia taps German knowhow


Saudi Arabia’s K.A.CARE, which oversees renewable and nuclear energy development, and Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), have agreed to work together in diverse fields, including renewable energy research and development as well as testing and training.

The organizations signed a collaboration framework agreement on Jan. 20 at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

“K.A.CARE and Fraunhofer ISE are both interested in developing, supporting and deploying renewable energy technology locally, regionally and around the globe. This strategic collaboration serves both organizations’ goals to develop research capabilities, human capacity and state-of-the art approaches to solving engineering challenges unique to the region of Saudi Arabia,” the organizations said in a joint statement.


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