DUBAI, UAE: The Arab states have built significant amounts of solar and wind power installations, and are in line to reach their proposed alternative energy targets.
The U.S.-based non-profit research group Global Energy Monitor has reported that the planned projects throughout the Arab world would raise solar and wind capacity in Middle Eastern and North African Arab states from 12.1GW to about 73GW over the next eight years.
The Arab League, in 2013, committed to increasing the region's renewable power generation capacity to 80GW by 2030.
Additionally, Global Energy Monitor said Egypt has the highest renewables capacity in the region, at 3.5GW, followed by the UAE with 2.6GW, and Morocco with 1.9GW.
Oman, Morocco, Algeria and Kuwait have put in place the most ambitious plans for expanding solar and wind capacity, it added.