From Big Oil to massive solar – a Saudi tale

Saudi Arabia's recent $100 billion commitment to solar energy has raised eyebrows, but what's behind its ambitious plan?

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, may finally be getting serious about overcoming the technical and financial hurdles for tapping its other main resource: sunshine.

Thousands of solar power panels have sprung up across Europe over the past few years, thanks to generous subsidies that make the technology an attractive alternative to conventional energy.


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