Middle East

Solar Investment Opportunities

The SolarPower Europe Emerging Markets Workstream was launched in March 2018 to identify new avenues for business and cooperation, and to contribute to the global energy transition. Since its creation, the workstream has continued to grow and now comprises 150 experts from more than 70 companies, with a significant portfolio of investments in emerging markets around the world.

In this report we are proud to present our findings on solar investment opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. It covers markets in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and was written by experts from RES4Africa Foundation, Alectris, Finergreen, and EXXERGY. 


This report provides a general overview of the business environment, major macroeconomic and socio-political trends in each of the four countries. It elaborates on the specific national energy context, key stakeholders, and regulatory frameworks for investments in the solar sector. 


Experts make several recommendations for each country that are designed to harness the enormous photovoltaic potential of the region and encourage international investment in the four markets.


The Middle East and North Africa report is the tenth in a series of SolarPower Europe market reports that include: Mozambique; Senegal; Côte d’Ivoire; Myanmar; Kazakhstan; India; Tunisia, Latin America, and Algeria.


These reports have enabled fruitful discussions between SolarPower Europe’s members and key energy sector stakeholders in the respective countries, including public and private sector representatives as well as international organisations.

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