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Surge seen in usage of clean and renewable energy sources in Saudi Arabia

Surge seen in usage of clean and renewable energy sources in Saudi Arabia

The usage of clean and renewable energy sources in Saudi households recorded a remarkable increase, according to the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT).
GASTAT issued on its official website a statistical bulletin about the increased usage of clean and renewable energy sources in Saudi houses in 2021.

It clarified that 100% of the Saudi population benefits from electricity services.

It said 99.33% of houses are connected to the public electricity network, while 0.55 percent of the houses are connected to private networks. The ratio of houses that use private generators as a source of electricity stands at 0.11%.

GASTAT's data shows that 2.02% of houses in the Kingdom use solar energy, with the usage distributed over all regions of the country.

The rate of families that use energy-saving devices in their homes reached 63.94%, while the rate of families willing to spend money to use electricity rationalization devices reached about 57.55%.

According to GASTAT data, 52.42% of families in Saudi Arabia want to use solar energy in their homes, while the percentage of housing units that have thermal insulation reached 35.25%.

The data showed that fuel consumption in houses in all regions of the Kingdom recorded an increase in 2021 compared to previous years. At 98.62%, butane gas accounted for the highest percentage of the total household fuel consumption in 2021.

In terms of cooking fuel, 81.93% of the households use gas as the primary fuel, while 17.14% use electricity as the main fuel for cooking, and only 0.26% of the households use firewood as the main fuel for cooking. About 0.67% of the households use other sources of fuel for cooking.

The data showed that the use of diesel was the lowest, with only 0.23% of the total fuel consumption for the year 2021.

GASTAT is the only official reference for statistical data and information in Saudi Arabia.
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