The MENA region possesses the greatest technical potential for renewable energy in the world with much of this potential attributed to solar energy. This potential is now starting to be more seriously considered across the region, driven by rapidly increasing energy usage, high insolation rates, a young and empowered workforce, and an increasing awareness of the costs of burning natural resources.
This 103-page report, developed in conjunction with the Emirates Solar Industry Association(ESIA), examines energy scenarios driving solar growth in the MENA region and examines the current and projected solar policies for each country analyzed. The report also provides strategic analysis and a competitive outlook on the companies active in each market. In addition, the report offers solar (PV and CSP) project details for each market along with country-specific demand forecasts to 2017.
FIGURE: MENA Market Attractiveness Comparative Matrix
Scott Burger is an Analyst at GTM Research, focusing on solar demand markets globally. Before joining GTM, Scott was the Director of Engineering for Circular Energy, a leading solar engineering, procurement and construction firm based in Austin, Texas. As the Director of Engineering, Scott oversaw the creation of all PV system designs and proposals, aiding in procurement, technology selection, and strategy. Scott graduated from Washington University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.