Installed capacity of renewable energy in GCC 2009-2018

This statistic depicts the total investment in renewable energy across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from 2009 to 2018. In 2018, around 1.25 billion U.S. dollars were invested in renewable energy projects across the GCC.

Total investment value in renewable energy projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from 2009 to 2018

Investment value in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

January 2019


Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, MENA

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Note: Investments are recorded in the year when financial closure is reached, though actual investment may occur over several years.

The figures include direct investments in GCC renewable energy projects (both equity and debt). It does not include the following indirect forms of investments:
- by GCC-based public and private entities in non-GCC renewable energy projects
- in R&D initiatives
- in manufacturing companies
- in project development companies
- in other renewable energy assets.

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