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And you can read the full report here: http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Renewable_energy_country_attractiveness_indices_-_Issue_27/$FILE/EY_RECAI_issue_27.pdf


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Egypt in Top 22 Nations for Renewable Investment Potential



To heat up its solar development, the Egyptian government is offering free land to potential solar investors.

Despite Israel’s innovative green tech sector, and Abu Dhabi’s green building commitment at Masdar, the highest-ranking nation in the Middle East for renewable investment potential turns out to be Egypt, according to new rankings from Ernst & Young.

Egypt beat out the other MENA countries in renewable investment attractiveness, to claim the number 22 spot, right above Mexico. Its good renewable energy policy is the reason for the high ranking, along with having started it early: in the 1980s.

Egypt set up the New & Renewable Energy Authority in 1986, accompanied it with the establishment of testing & certification laboratories and personnel training, and has set a series of renewable energy milestones. To date, it is on course to meet its cumulative targets, although not without some upsets along the way.

Egypt requires 20% of renewable energy on the grid by 2020, and it has excellent resources for both solar and wind power generation.

Its solar insolation is better than that of Spain and Greece, with 9 to 11 sunshine hours daily on mostly clear days, but till now, solar energy has been mainly used for water heating, industrial process heat applications and agricultural drying. But it is steadily adding 100 MW solar and wind projects.

Of the 20% renewable energy Egypt expects to get on the grid by 2020, 12% is to come from wind. By 2020 it is expected that wind will contribute 7,200 MW, with 550 MW to be added per year to reach that goal.

A 140MW wind farm has already been installed in El Zaafarana1 and El Zaafarana2, and Germany is working with Egypt to develop new wind farms. The Suez region, where winds average 7-10 m/s is the region under consideration, and because Egypt also needs to receive revenue from tourism in the Suez region, the wind farms are to be placed off-shore.

To fund its ambitious goals, Egypt has been one of the first countries worldwide to tap into the $5.2bn Clean Technology Fund that is managed by the World Bank.
http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/12/egypt-top-22-nations-renewable-investment-potential-ernst-youn/


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maybe they didn't take Israel and other countries into considration .


all houses got solar panels for water heating and warming, huge solar panels ranches exist and export to the world, and Israel is not even on the top 30 on the solar energy list :eek:hno:.
 

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maybe they didn't take Israel and other countries into considration .


all houses got solar panels for water heating and warming, huge solar panels ranches exist and export to the world, and Israel is not even on the top 30 on the solar energy list :eek:hno:.
Judging by the fact that 9 of the 10 first countries in this index are countries with big population and a lot of land- I guess that the countries' marks aren't relative to their population.
So while I'm pretty sure the investment per capita in Israel on renewable energy will be much higher than in Egypt or Turkey, I don't think that the overall investment in Israel will be as large.
 

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Compare the size of the USA with Turkey.And their biggest water dam producing only 2040 MW.

Nothing comparable with CHINA and Brazil with water dams producing over 15,000 MW.Of course you must include the geographic situation of rivers,mountains etc.Each country has different landscape.

Turkey has huge hydro energy potential.In 2020 hydro energy production will reach 45.000 MW.This making 9 nuclear power plants.
 

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^^Here in Brazil rains a lot .

see the amount of storms at this time



Congratulations for Egypt !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Turkey wants to increase wind energy production to 20,000 MW in 2020.Wind potential is estimated to 88.000 MW.

Balikesir - Bandirma Wind Park ( installed capacity 30 MW )



Wind potential map

 

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btw, hydroelectric power from dams are not very eco-friendly so I'm not sure if it should be categorised as green energy or renewable energy, as they have a limited life span by the end of which they usually cause a lot of damage to the ecosystem.
 

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Hydroenergy is renewable,because the source of the river is endless.If you maintain a dam it can work forever.


Yes,the problem is for example, if you stop a river with a dam,the landscape behind it will be flooded.So you must evacuate the people.

I think China had to relocate over 150,000 people because of the Three Gorges Dam.

You remember ZEUGMA near Gaziantep.A team of archaeologists had to relocate the ancient town into a museum after it was flooded by water of the Birecik Dam.


Talking about eco-damage : The main problem is landslip and eroption around the dam,if you don´t plant many trees around it.
 

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Hydroenergy is renewable,because the source of the river is endless.If you maintain a dam it can work forever.


Yes,the problem is for example, if you stop a river with a dam,the landscape behind it will be flooded.So you must evacuate the people.

I think China had to relocate over 150,000 people because of the Three Gorges Dam.

You remember ZEUGMA.A team of archaeologists had to relocate the ancient town into a museum after it was flooded by water.


Talking about eco-damage : The main problem is landslip and eroption around the dam,if you don´t plant many trees around it.
also the lifespan of the dam itself is limited
 
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