South Africa will be the largest market in the region, “having completed the first two bidding rounds of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP) in 2012,” a program that is slated to see 1.45 GW of new PV capacity ultimately installed.
Israel will be the second-largest solar PV market in the MEA this year, according to Solarbuzz, “driven by quotas, tenders, and a new net-metering scheme.”
Combined, South Africa and Israel will account for more than 80% of MEA solar PV demand in 2013, Solarbuzz forecasts.
Looking further ahead, Solarbuzz analysts see more MEA countries contributing to global solar PV demand, with South Africa and Israel’s share declining to below 50% by 2017. By then, “ground-mount PV applications will account for over 70% of PV demand across the MEA region.”
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