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It was recently announced that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed to construct the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Saudi Arabia. When the sun is shining, the plant will have a generating capacity of 200 GW.  By comparison, the size of this plant (when completed) will be 5 times larger than the total installed PV capacity in the U.S. and nearly 1/5th of the entire electricity generating capacity in the U.S.. You can read more about the planned PV plant here.

This announcement reaffirms what many in the PV and electricity industries already know:  solar absolutely has the ability to power the planet, and it is possible to get to that point in the near future.