Solar energy and the Middle East are not two subjects that are ordinarily mentioned in the same sentence. When one thinks of the Middle East, one generally thinks of oil and gas production, not renewable energy.
But increasingly, Middle Eastern countries are making solar energy plays. For one thing, not all Middle Eastern countries are awash in oil. And beyond that, the other primary resource in the Middle East is sunlight, which desert kingdoms have in abundance but until now hasn’t been used to its fullest potential.