Arab Nation Working On Rapid Expansion Of Solar And Wind Power – Report


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A report said that Arab countries could be close to meeting their 2030 renewable energy targets if they implement planned solar or wind projects in accordance with projected timelines.


According to the Global Energy Monitor (a non-profit, US-based research group), the planned projects will increase solar and wind power in the MENA region to approximately 73 GW, from 12.1 GW overcoming 8 years.

According to the group, projects already in construction would add 7.6 GW while those that are currently under development or announced would contribute 65.5GW.

The Arab League in 2013 pledged to increase the region’s renewable power generation capacity by 80 GW by 2030.

Global Energy Monitor stated that Egypt currently has the largest renewable capacity in the region, with 3.5GW. Next are the United Arab Emirates, with 2.6GW, and followed by Morocco with 1.9GW.

It added that Oman, Algeria, Morocco and Kuwait have the most ambitious plans to increase solar and wind power.

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