Oman enjoys 320 sunny days annually and high-intensity sunlight with a range of 5,500 to 6,000 watt hours per m2 a day. This gives it a distinct competitive advantage in the development of large-scale solar projects. The wind resources in Oman – particularly in Dhofar and Al Wusta - are outstanding, estimated at 721 watts per m2 with an average wind speed of 8.4m/sec at 100m in the windiest areas - speeds comparable to those recorded in Europe. Oman also has an abundance of land available ideal for solar and wind energy projects. In fact, it has up to 50,000 square kilometres available – that is 31 times the size of London.

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