Initial Market Assessment Report North Africa & Middle East (2011)

This report is one of the deliverables of the Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative (GSWH Project), co-executed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and funded by the Global Environnemental Fund with co-financing of International Copper Association.

Given the focus on the Mediterranean basin, the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) was chosen as the regional partner of this project. The objective of the report is to provide the existing status and overview of solar water heating (SWH) industry in the country with respect to the solar energy applicability for water heating applications, achieved or installed capacities, supportive institutional and policy frameworks.

After an overview of the region’s economic and social context, the document presents the energy outlook with a focus on policies dedicated to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. The third and biggest segment of the study is dedicated to SWH technologies and their market development in the chosen countries. The report is structured as follows:

  • Section 1 of the report gives a simple overview of the economic and social context in the Mediterranean region.
  • Section 2 features the Mediterranean energy context and draws some prospects up to 2030 with focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Section 3 focuses on SWH market in the Mediterranean region with country in depth analyses on Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan. 

Authors: OME, GEF and UNEP

Date: 2011

Pages: 80

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