Saudi Arabia

  • SolFocus Selling Solar To Saudi Arabia

    Americans exporting renewable energy resources to the Middle East? It’s not opposite day. A Mountainview, Calif. company, SolFocus, announced a deal with a major construction company in Saudi Arabia— Advanced Vision Electro Mechanical Company (a.k.a. Vision) — that is building a new, commercial solar power plant in Bahra. The plant will be the first in Saudi Arabia to use… Read More

  • Saudi Arabians Will Soon Need A License To Blog

    According to The Media Note, Saudi Information and Culture Ministry spokesman Abdul Rahman Al-Hazza announced last night Saudi time that all Saudi Arabian web publishers and online media, including blogs and forums, will need to be officially registered with the government. Read More

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


    I’m in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the inauguration ceremony of KAUST, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. This is a 30-square kilometer state-of-the-art research institution with faculty and students from all over the world. For the next couple of days I’ll be getting some behind-the-scenes access to technology in use here, both for education and research, as well… Read More