To reach an advanced techniques for the technology of solar energy that provide economically efficient solutions, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has conducted joint researches with scientists around the world to meet the domestic and global demands.
As the power demand is growing along with the nature of the desert climate, the center has funded studies and scientific researches on solar energy in order to discover economic applications for solar technologies and to find solutions to the challenges facing the sector in the Kingdom. These efforts aim at finding the requirement of localization and development of high efficiency solar energy technologies.
The strategic goals of the center include: the evolvement of local advanced technologies for the manufacture of PV systems with a reasonable cost , the evolvement of high- performance laboratory models to measure and test the quality of the manufactured and imported cells, the provisions of facilities within KACST for each strategic project in support of the development of these models, building expert teams in the relevant approved projects, integrating efforts of stakeholders to promote employment, improve the performance of the main institutions involved in the public and private sectors, providing new investment opportunities in the private sector, promoting the role of science and technology in solar energy sector and development of qualified manpower in this sector, world leaders in strategic technologies and Improved interaction networks between all scientific agencies
KACST also support joint research programs between the Kingdom and international scientific institutions to keep pace with the global scientific development