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Concentrated solar power to contribute 17.5% of the opportunity size for the next 5 years, says Frost & Sullivan

Santa Clara, Calif. – September 1, 2020 – Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Solar PV Dominating Investment Opportunities in Renewable Sector across the Middle East, 2020-2025, reveals that the pressure to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is compelling the Middle East—the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon—to embrace renewable energy. With a 57GW capacity addition—solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), and wind—by 2025, the region is estimated to witness an 18-fold growth of the current capacity, thereby receiving an investment of $182.3 billion. Despite this, the COVID-19 crisis has adversely impacted the renewable energy market through supply chain disruptions, delays in tendering processes, crashing oil prices, and government restrictions.

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“Capabilities in solar are more pronounced compared to wind energy as most countries in the region fall under the Sun Belt,” said Saraswathi Venkatesan, Energy & Environment Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Going forward, with wind making less than 20% of the total renewable energy installed capacity by 2025, solar energy investments are relatively more attractive.”

Venkatesan added: “Qatar and Saudi Arabia are hubs of polysilicon production. Solar cell manufacturing and solar panel assembly are key areas to consider for investment. Going forward, in terms of value, solar PV investments are expected to contribute the most, at 67.4% of the opportunity size for the next five years, followed by solar CSP investments at 17.5%.”

The sectors that have traditionally used fossil fuel-based energy in the region are responsible for GHG emissions. They are expected to turn to solar energy during the next few years, which presents immense growth prospects for the market participants, such as:

  • Exploring, innovating, and investing in new storage solutions.
  • Integrating waterless robotic solar panel cleaners that don’t cause damage to solar panels.
  • Lobbying to make local investments more profitable. More subsidies, incentives, exemptions, and preferential pricing for local procurement are areas to explore.
  • Using artificial intelligence (AI) and digital analytics to handle renewable power generation’s intermittency. Hence, vendors can tap into opportunities exposed by the penetration of technology in the solar PV space.

Solar PV Dominating Investment Opportunities in Renewable Sector across the Middle East, 2020–2025 is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment research and analyses available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.

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Solar PV Dominating Investment Opportunities in Renewable Sector across the Middle East, 2020–2025

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About Jaylon Brinkley

Jaylon BrinkleyJaylon Brinkley serves as a Corporate Communications Executive with 5+ years of marketing communications expertise. He covers key industries such as Energy and Environment, Manufacturing and Industrial Automation.

Jaylon BrinkleyJaylon Brinkley

Jaylon Brinkley serves as a Corporate Communications Executive with 5+ years of marketing communications expertise. He covers key industries such as Energy and Environment, Manufacturing and Industrial Automation.

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