Saudi Arabia Solar Power Potential Market Analysis

Solar Power Potential, Saudi Arabia considers the relative attractiveness of the market and business environment for solar power in Saudi Arabia relative to other Middle East / World solar markets.

As well as reviewing historical and forecast trends in the local solar power market, the factsheet also compares the potential of solar power in Saudi Arabia to other regional and World markets, enabling readers to assess the relative benefits and opportunities of developing solar power projects in Saudi Arabia.  The factsheet assesses macro conditions, access to market, national energy policy, growth potential of renewable energy and infrastructure considerations relative to other markets across the Middle East and the World.

The factsheet provides a detailed analysis of solar power capacity and generation trends in Saudi Arabia, a review of the industry structure and policy landscape, a SWOT analysis and coverage of over 120 market and business variables that define the potential for investing in the solar market in Saudi Arabia compared to other regional or World markets.

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The factsheet is split into 2 main sections.  Market Attractiveness provides an overview of key market indicators, the local power industry structure, policies, regulations and measures, developments in conventional and renewable power and specific trends in solar power with forecasts out to 2018.  Business Attractiveness summarizes key macroeconomic indicators and conducts a detailed review of social, technical, economic, political, environmental, trade, legislative and financing issues affecting the development of renewable and solar power in Saudi Arabia.

This factsheet forms part of the Solar Power PotentialMiddle East series which will include factsheets for  Bahrain,  Iran,  Iraq,  Israel,  Jordan,  Kuwait,  Lebanon,  Qatar,  Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Yemen as well as a summary regional report entitled Solar Power PotentialMiddle East.

The factsheet is underpinned by a comprehensive data model utilising over 19,000 data points to compare trends and developments in solar power markets and the general business environment across 214 countries, utilising authoritative information compiled from respected public organizations, industry associations, government entities and media outlets.

The factsheets aims not just to improve understanding of the dynamics in the local solar power industry in Saudi Arabia but also to provide a comparative framework for determining the relative attractiveness of investing into solar power in Saudi Arabia compared to other opportunities around the World.

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Features And Benefits

  • A detailed analysis of the state of the general power and solar market in Saudi Arabia.
  • Comprehensive coverage of over 120 variables which profile the attractiveness of the general market and business environment to investments in solar power.
  • A review of the industry structure and policy landscape for renewable and solar power.
  • Comparisons to other solar markets regionally and worldwide and to other power sectors (Biomass and Waste, Geothermal, Hydroelectric and Wind) locally.
  • Underpinned by a comprehensive model of the World's renewable markets, featuring over 19,000 data points across 214 geographic entities.

Key Data Points

  • installed capacity (total, per capita, per GDP, per sq km)
  • added capacity
  • net generation
  • of total capacity
  • of renewable capacity
  • of non-hydro renewable capacity
  • net generation
  • 1 year growth rates %
  • 5 year compound annual growth rates %
  • capacity : generation ratios
  • capacity factors
  • industry structure
  • policy landscape covering Regulatory Policies and Incentives, Fiscal Incentives and Public Financing
  • SWOT analysis
  • 56 Market variables in 5 categories : Total Power, Renewables, Solar, Policy, Power Network
  • 71 Business variables in 12 categories : Security, Social, Technical, Economic, Political, Environmental, Trade, Taxes, Barriers to Trade, Legislative, Operations and Financing