Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa’s Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology with heat storage can now cost-effectively provide 24-hour dispatchable renewable energy in countries with a lot of sunshine. Yet a lack of familiarity with the technology meant that many countries in the Middle East and North Africa were not adopting it. How we helped Castalia [...]

Why is Concentrated Solar Power right for the Middle East and North Africa?

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has some of the world’s best solar energy resources. Compared to the rest of the world, MENA’s solar resources have great potential for concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) because the technology uses both light and heat from the sun.  Heat from MENA’s [...]

Middle East and North Africa renewable energy capacity set to grow 60-fold by 2030

Electrical production from non-hydro renewable energy more than doubled between 2008 and 2011, and now accounts for just under 3TWh, gaining market share over fossil fuels despite strong growth in electricity demand in t

Great potential for CSP in the Middle East and North Africa

A report promoted by the World Bank assesses the potential of Concentrating Solar Power technology in five countries in the Middle East and North Africa, estimating that a rough €10 billion turnover is technically feasib