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AbstractThe purpose of this thesis is to examine and optimize desirable possibilities for the utilization of solar energy in the MENA region. Solar is growing in both installed watt capacity and international importance. MENA, the Middle East and North Africa region, has multiple qualities that make it an ideal location to produce social energy. The potential for development of solar energy producing facilities in MENA is great and the international impact its success could have would be even more significant. This examination considers: the solar technologies available, geography of the region, geopolitics, global economics, and practical application. The research materials include: scholarly journals and academic books, magazines, PDF documents and websites. The scholarly journals and books are the most reliable sources of information, but they are often incomplete and not up to date. This thesis includes noteworthy technologies and strategies not included in the scholarly works. The evidence examined suggests Solar will be an area of growth in MENA. There are many solar production strategies, which are economically profitable already, and more strategies that will be, as the price continues to drop. This thesis will help inform the reader of the International intricacies of producing solar energy in MENA.
Degree ProgramHonors College