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suitable sites for solar power, government incentives and funding will be the prime driver for the growth of solar power in the region. The predominance of hydropower and wind power is likely to restrict the growth of solar power in Latin America due to the better availability of the relevant renewable resources and a pre-established market.

Solar power in the Middle East and Africa The installed solar power generation capacity for Africa and the Middle East together is close to 46MW which is the lowest in any region globally. Africa is the largest and most populous continent globally, after Asia. Most of the solar power projects in Africa are rural electrification projects based on government subsidies under rural development programs.

The Middle East has recently started the installation of solar plants - as historically, it has relied on its abundant natural gas reserves for power generation. The growing global concerns over carbon emissions and limited fossil fuel reserves drove the Middle East towards utilizing

solar power. The key countries supporting the solar power through legislation in Africa are Algeria, Tanzania, and South Africa. In the Middle East, Israel is the only country with firm legislation pertaining to solar power. However in other countries such as the UAE, governments are anticipated to outline a legislative framework for solar power.

Africa will likely record more growth in CSP technologies than in solar PV due to low power generation costs and the technology’s geographical advantages of high insolation and vast availability of land. Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt are expected to be the key countries involved in driving for CSP growth in the region. In the Middle East, Israel and the UAE are expected to be the key countries involved in driving CSP growth due to their increasing interest of the respective governments and suitable locations.

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