Solar Could Supply All Day-Time Energy Needed For Gulf Arab States

02/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Ali Khalil Yahoo! News

Oil-rich Gulf Arab states enjoy year-round sunshine but they remain slow in adopting environmental technologies to let them harvest their abundant solar power, industrialists said Tuesday.

"They should act, instead of talking about it," said Stefan Muller, the managing director of Asia Pacific region at Conergy, the German producer of solar and wind power technologies, who is promoting his company's products in the World Future Energy Summit and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

"These countries can produce all their day-time energy needs from solar power," Muller told AFP, speaking of the abundance of sunshine in the region which also sits on over 40 percent of world oil reserves.

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