16 Jan '13, 2am

Inside MENA Countries' Solar Energy Plans

As the worldwide solar industry plods through a two-year slowdown, everyone is looking for the next growth market. Traditionally strong regions are struggling in Europe (notably Germany) and the U.S.; Japan and China have promise but are relatively closed off to the rest of the world. At the head of the list of new-frontier growth prospects are Latin America and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) regions. A new report from Greentech Media, produced in conjunction with the nonprofit Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA), which seeks to expand solar power in the UAE and through the entire MENA region, takes a closer look at the promise of several MENA countries for renewable energy growth. Key to unlocking the potential of these regions is understanding their motivations, explains Scott Burger, solar market analyst for GTM Research. "What is driving these select few na...

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