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Algeria launches tender for 4 GW of solar PV plants

Algeria plans to invite bids for three photovoltaic solar power plants with a total capacity of about 4 GW, according to the country’s energy ministry.
By Staff reporter 10 April 2017 0 25439

Algeria plans to invite bids for three photovoltaic solar power plants with a total capacity of about 4 GW, according to the country’s energy ministry.

 Energy Minister Nouredine Bouterfa has announced plans for the tenders but has yet to specify a schedule. Sonatrach would fund about 50% of the cost of the three plants, an official from the company said, according to a Reuters report.

 Algeria launched a drive for renewable power several years ago, which has only recently come to fruition. Its installed solar energy capacity...