Unlocking Solar Investment Potential: Insights for Oman’s Renewable Future – SolarQuarter

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SolarPower Europe has released its latest report titled “Exploring Solar Investment Opportunities in Oman,” offering valuable insights into the country’s solar sector for potential international investors. This comprehensive publication delves into Oman’s business landscape, macroeconomic trends, regulatory framework, and infrastructure network. It provides a detailed overview of the energy sector, including key stakeholders, policy frameworks, and recent developments.


Additionally, the report updates the Oman chapter of SolarPower Europe’s 2021 report on Middle East solar investment opportunities, incorporating the latest economic and political advancements, along with pathways for Oman to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The report emphasizes the necessity of installing a minimum of 13 GW of solar capacity by 2030 to align with Oman’s ambitious sustainability goals.


Katherine Poseidon, Chair of SolarPower Europe’s Global Markets Workstream, and Head of Strategy, Analytics & Process’ at Voltalia, said, “There are no limits to Oman’s potential solar growth, as a country home to abundant natural resources. In an evolving regulatory and legislative landscape, this report aims to make an important contribution to the country’s solar journey.”


Paolo Travaglini, Head of Area Coordination Renewables Africa, Asia, Oceania at Eni Plenitude and former Chair of SolarPower Europe’s Global Markets Workstream, said, “Thanks to its high potential for renewable energy and a government very committed to taking a leadership role in the renewable energy sector and green hydrogen production, Oman has all the prerequisites to become a success story of the energy transition and solar development.”

Benjamin Clarke, Global Markets Manager, SolarPower Europe, added, “Oman is primed to become a solar superstar. The country is going in the right direction on its journey to transition away from fossil fuels. With this report, we want to guide the country in generating more investment in renewables, and unlocking the country’s true solar potential.”

Sonia Dunlop, CEO of the Global Solar Council commented, “Oman has a unique opportunity here to show the world how to make the shift from being an oil and gas power, to a solar power. With the right market structure, grid infrastructure, and investment, the country can seize this opportunity to secure economic growth and jobs in its net-zero future.”

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