Under the aegis of the President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), Dr. Hashim Abdullah Yamani, KACARE has signed a Cooperation and Partnership Agreement with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO). The object of the Agreement is to draft and develop the Saudi standards and technical regulations as regards Renewable Energy. On SASO's side, the Agreement was signed by Dr. Sa'd Al-Qasbi, while it was signed by Vice-President, Dr. Waleed Abolfaraj on KACARE's side.
The objective of the Agreement is to upgrade areas and frameworks of cooperation and coordination among KACARE and SASO, with an ultimate goal focusing on drawing up plans to draft and develop Saudi Standards and Technical Regulations governing Renewable Energy. The whole process will make it possible to spread awareness as regards applications of Saudi Technical Standards and Regulations. Furthermore, the process should eventually boost concepts as regards quality and provide consumer with better guidance concerning competitiveness within national economy, building on fathomable and stronger scientific knowledge and know-how principles.
On this occasion, KACARE's Vice-President Dr. Abulfaraj remarked that the Agreement stems from KACARE's firm belief that spirit of participation and partnership with SASO should rank high , realizing that it is of paramount importance to draw up and develop technical standards and regulations concerning Renewable Energy in a manner that should be in the best interest of the public. He concluded, "the Agreement hence crowns the efforts exerted by both SASO and KACARE, bringing to success the mutual endeavors to lay down performance standards for photoelectric panels."
Dr. Abulfaraj added that his philosophy on the part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KACARE, only highlights the paramount importance of utilizing and making use of alternative but reliable sources for power generation and water desalination employing various uses of atomic and renewable energy. The overall target is to preserve our hydrocarbon resources for the best interest of future generations.