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Published on November 22nd, 2012 | by Adam Johnston

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Algeria Targets 22,000 MW Of Renewable Energy By 2030

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November 22nd, 2012 by
 
 
North African country Algeria is upping the ante in the renewable energy game. According to a recent PV-Tech article, the country hopes to have 22 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy online by the year 2030, with a good part being exported on the international market.

State-owned utility Sonelgaz, is expected to build 4.2 GW of renewables itself, providing underlying support towards Algeria’s goal.

Next year will see the first phase of the ambitious project, which will eventually include solar photovoltaic energy, concentrated solar power, and wind energy. As noted by PV Tech:

The first phase, which is expected to start in 2013, will include 1,228MW from PV power plants, followed by 2,475MW of concentrated solar (CSP) and 516MW of wind energy by 2022.

Besides Sonelgaz’s commitment to wind and solar, the utility also has a deal with the Desertec CHP project, to look at possibly exporting 1 GW to European countries.

With lots of sun to harness, Algeria, if it succeeds, could be a renewable energy market to watch out for in the years to come.

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Is currently studying at the School of the Environment Professional Development program in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto. Adam graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a three-year B.A. combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications. Adam also writes for Solar Love and also owns his own part time tax preparation business. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst, and is currently sharpening his skills as a renewable energy writer. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or at www.adammjohnston.wordpress.com.



  • boipou

    Dear all,
    You can also visit the Web site of The Renewable Energy Development Renewable Energy Development Center in Algeria : http://www.cder.dz/?lang=en
    Regards

  • ToddinNorway

    I know where they can buy very cheap lots of used but functional factories for producing complete PV panels….if they have high ambitions they might as well make all this stuff themselves.

  • Julie B.

    Algeria is not a middle eastern country. Grab a map.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      How the heck did that get through editing? Corrected.

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