Egypt Renewable Energy Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Hydro Power, Solar, Wind, and Others).

Market Snapshot

Egypt Renewable Energy Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >10 %

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Market Overview

The Egypt Renewable Energy Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% during the forecast period of 2022 - 2027. The COVID-19 outbreak in Q1 of 2020 has a transient impact on the renewable sector especially electricity export projects are being temporarily put on hold. Though there was an impact on the supply chain during H1 of 2020, the renewable energy sector in the country has managed to grow at a steady phase in 2020. Factors such as supportive government regulations and growing demand for solar energy is expected to drive the market. However, the slow pace of energy infrastructure development, restricted land, and limited power capacity by variable renewable energy sources are expected to hinder the market growth during the study period.

  • The solar energy segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to supportive government initiatives and upcoming solar projects in the country.
  • Solving intermittency problem using energy storage systems is expected to create immense opportunities for the Egypt renewable energy market soon.
  • Significant development on upcoming projects and supportive government policies are expected to drive the market during the study period.

Scope of the report

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Key Market Trends

Solar Energy to Witness Significant Growth

  • Egypt has a high potential for electricity generation through solar PV plants across the county. Egypt is considered a sunbelt country with 2,000 to 3,000 kWh/m2/year of direct solar radiation. The county's sunshine stands about 9-11 hours a day from north to south, with few cloudy days.
  • Egypt has set plans to increase the supply of electricity generated from solar photovoltaic (PV) by 22% and concentrate solar power (CSP) by 3% by 2035. The private sector is expected to deliver most of this capacity over the forecast period.
  • With an installed capacity of more than 1694 MW from Solar Energy by the end of 2020, solar energy holds a significant share in the renewable market. Moreover, the country is working towards the 2035 Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy i.e., to install 31,000MW of solar power by 2035.
  • With the opening of the Benban Solar Park project with a capacity of 1,465MW, in November 2019, Egypt has taken a giant leap towards achieving its goal of generating electricity from renewable sources to 20% by 2022.
  • In December 2020, AMEA Power has secured approvals to expand solar project in Egypt. The Abydos solar plant to build in Aswan governorate and will be expanded by 300 MW to a total of 500 MW.
  • Investments of international companies like Siemens Gamesa, Toyota Tsusho, and others have helped in bringing down the cost of renewables in Egypt, significantly creating a more developing and competitive market.
  • With upcoming projects and large-scale investments in solar energy under various policies and strategies, the solar energy segment share in Egypt is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.
Egypt Renewable Energy Market - Total Solar Energy Installed Capacity

Supportive Government Regulations to Drive the Market

  • Egypt has been one of the fastest-growing African countries to install solar and wind energy since 2017, and as of Q1 2020, the total renewable energy installed capacity was approximately 6 GW. The government has a vast array of renewable energy projects in the pipeline that is expected to make Egypt overtake South Africa and become the largest renewable energy market in Africa. The government of Egypt has been a critical enabler for the sector’s growth and is likely to play a similar role during the forecast period.
  • The government has formulated plans under its National Renewable Energy Strategy to increase the share of renewable energy in the national energy mix to 20% by 2022 and further double it to 42% by 2035. These ambitious targets are expected to be achieved with a set of policies and mechanisms such as the EPC scheme, Build-own-operate (BOO), and feed-in-tariffs (FiTs), which would promulgate the participation of private investors and attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the market.
  • The Ministry of Electric and Renewable Energy has laid out several regulations for the diversification of the energy mix and prioritizes the implementation of renewable energy projects to generate electricity. The government has shifted from a competitive bidding process to an auction-based process for large-scale solar PV and wind projects, which in turn is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
  • Furthermore, Egyptian-German Joint Committee on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE) has formed a joint committee that enables sustainable electricity production and consumption in Egypt through supporting measures in renewable energy and improving, energy efficiency and climate change mitigation.
  • The bold steps and visionary policies of the Egyptian government are expected to drive Egypt towards renewables, making it possible to achieve the renewable goal of 2035.
Egypt Renewable Energy Market - Total Renewable Energy Installed Capacity

Competitive Landscape

The Egypt renewable energy Market is moderately fragmented. The key players in the market include Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., Scatec Solar ASA, SkyPower Ltd, New & Renewable Energy Authority, and others.

Recent Development

  • In October 2021, Egypt’s Orascom Construction has announced that its consortium with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japan) and ENGIE (France) has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to develop, construct, and operate a 500-megawatt wind farm in Ras Ghareb, Egypt for 20 years.
  • In October 2021, Globeleq has completed the acquisition of Renewable Energy S.A.E (ARC) 66 MWp solar PV ARC plant located in Benban Solar Park near Aswan, Egypt. The ARC plant was developed by the SECI Energia, Enerray, and Desert Technologies consortium as part of the second round of the Egyptian government’s feed-in-tariff program.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Renewable Energy Installed Capacity and Forecast in MW, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 Hydro Power

    2. 5.2 Solar

    3. 5.3 Wind

    4. 5.4 Others


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Vestas Wind Systems A/S

      2. 6.3.2 SkyPower Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.,

      4. 6.3.4 Scatec Solar ASA

      5. 6.3.5 Toyota Tsusho Corporation

      6. 6.3.6 New & Renewable Energy Authority

      7. 6.3.7 Orascom Development Holding AG

      8. 6.3.8 Elsewedy Electric Co S.A.E.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Egypt Renewable Energy Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Egypt Renewable Energy Market is growing at a CAGR of >10% over the next 5 years.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Scatec Solar ASA, SkyPower Ltd, New & Renewable Energy Authority, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., are the major companies operating in Egypt Renewable Energy Market.

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