About Ryan Willemsen

Ryan Willemsen is Founder and CEO at Solar to the People. He has been interested in environmental issues from a young age. As solar power has grown rapidly, it became clear that there was a need for an independent source of information that homeowners could turn to when considering solar. To meet this need, Ryan founded Solar to the People to help "shine light" on the solar industry for homeowners.

Countries Driving Solar Surge in MENA

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are known for their abundance of fossil fuels, yet they also have another energy resource at their fingertips – solar power. Some countries such as Saudi Arabia, which have great solar resources, are transitioning to utility scale solar energy production.  This allows them to export more of their fossil fuel instead of using it to produce power domestically. However, the decision to switch to solar power isn’t just to preserve oil resources for export. The countries in the MENA region are also experiencing increased demand for electricity due to rising … Continue reading