Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Market Outlook, 2013-2017


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, 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.

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, and Morocco, have ambitious solar power generation goals as well as evolving policies and regulatory frameworks to support these goals. Demonstration projects are being deployed in some countries, while large scale projects are being deployed in others. However, in a region undergoing dramatic political and social change, questions remain as to the long term outlook for solar energy. In this report, we discuss the drivers for adoption, the major players and stakeholders, the overall market structure, and the long term outlook of each solar market in the MENA region. 

FIGURE: Base-case MENA Solar Demand Forecast

Source: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Market Outlook, 2013-2017

This 103-page report 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

Source: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Market Outlook, 2013-2017

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Countries Analyzed: Algeria • Bahrain • Egypt • Jordan • Kuwait • Morocco • Oman • Qatar • Saudi Arabia • Turkey • United Arab Emirates

Companies Analyzed Include: Abengoa • ACWA Power • Al Arrah Contracting • Al-Jomaih Group • ALSA • AnelEnerji • Aqua Power • AREVA • ATSCO Solar • Belectric • Bisam Solar • Brightsource • China Sunergy • Conergy • Consolidated Contractors Company • DongFang Electric • EDF • Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority • Emirates Nuclear Power Corporation • Enviromena • Envitech • Fichtner Solar • First Solar • FormSolar • Gaziouglu Solar Enerji • GDF Suez • Gerlicher Merk • Girasolar • Green Gulf • Halk Enerji • Hyundai Heavy Industries • IBC Solar • IDEA Polysilicon Company • iRES Enerji • Isofoton • Istanbul Energy • KEPCO • KES Energy • Lahmeyer International • Masdar • Mavi Solar • MENA Infrastructure Fund • Microsol International • M.R. Khathlan Contracting • Naizak Global • Nashwan • National Grid Company SA • National Solar Systems • Nurol Technologies • Phoenix Solar • Polysilicon Technology Company • Power-One • PTL Solar • Q-Cells • Saudi Electricity Company • Samsung C&T • Saudi Aramco • Saint Gobain Avancis • Saudi Binladin Group • Saudi Oger • SEPCO3 • Showa Shell • SMA • Sojitz • Solar Bazaar • Solar Frontier • The State Group • Sun & Life • SunEdison • Sunpower • Suntech Power • TAQA • Technip E&C • TERA Solar • Total • Trakya Cam • Trina Solar

Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) is a supporting partner in the MENA region.

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