Solar energy has become currently the subject of
attention around the world and is undergoing many researches and
studies. Using solar energy, which is a renewable energy, is aligned
with the Saudi Vision 2030. People are more aware of it and are
starting to use it more for environmental and economical reasons. A
questionnaire was conducted in this paper to measure the awareness
of people in Saudi Arabia regarding solar energy and their attitude
towards it. Then, two kinds of air conditioners (one powered by
electricity only and one powered by solar panels and electricity) are
compared in terms of their cost over a period of 20 years. This will
help the users to decide which kind of device to use depending on its
cost. The result shows that as the electricity tariffs in Saudi Arabia
increases, depending on the sector, the solar air conditioner is cheaper.
In fact, if the tariff in the future increases to reach 50 Halalah/kWh,
the solar air conditioner is more economical. This will influence
users to buy more solar powered devices, and it will decrease the
consumption of electricity. Therefore, the dependence on oil will
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