The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has recently
seen a surge of interest in developing renewable energy, in
particular solar energy projects. Waste-to-energy projects are
also expected to be developed further in the region.
Led by Morocco and Jordan which have successfully
implemented numerous projects, the region is looking to
considerably increase the proportion of electricity generated
from solar. This includes the ambitious 9.5 GW of renewable
energy Saudi Arabia hopes to install as part of its Vision 2030
programme, the further development in Dubai following the
success of the Sheikh Makhtoum Solar Park which, when complete,
will have a total capacity of 1GW. In Egypt, the government
hopes to procure 2GW of solar energy through its feed-in-tariff
programme and hopes to confirm a second round of the
In almost all cases, the projects are procured on an
independent power project (IPP) model. Under this model,...