Mideast’s renewable energy share to triple by 2035

The region is expected to require a total of 483 gigawatts (GW) of power generation capacity by 2035, an addition of 277 GW from 2016, according to a new energy outlook report by Siemens. Within this, the share of renewables in the power mix is expected to more than triple from 5.6 percent (16.7 GW) in 2016 to 20.6 percent (100 GW) in 2035. This increase highlights the need for reliable and efficient energy storage solutions, as well as mixed power generation sources to overcome the intermittent nature of renewables and achieve grid stability.

Published in The Peninsula, 15th January, 2018