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Algeria announces 1 GW renewables tender

The tender is expected to be launched between June and July and to be divided into ten lots of 100 MW each. Domestic content requirements for modules, cables and mounting structures should be included in the procurement exercise.

Tunisia’s first floating PV project

The national utility has signed an agreement with the Total-owned Qair business formerly known as Quadran International for a 200 kW floating solar power plant and a study of Tunisian potential for the technology.

Algeria plans 4 GW of solar tenders

The government has announced a plan to deploy new PV capacity at a mega site over the next four years. Around 800 MW of capacity is expected to be tendered annually up to 2024. To be eligible, it is anticipated all modules, cables and mounting structures must have been made in Algeria.

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Another solar module factory in Algeria

Algerian telecoms and renewable energy company Milltech is planning to begin producing panels at a new factory next month. The modules made there will chiefly be distributed in Algeria but the company also hopes to export.

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Tunisia introduces new rules for self-consumption, net metering

The new regulatory framework includes the option to sell electricity to large energy consumers through bilateral PPAs.

Winners and prices of Tunisia’s 500 MW PV tender

The Tunisian Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that Norway’s Scatec Solar has secured 300 MW at three sites. It also revealed that France’s Engie and China’s TBEA each picked up 100 MW projects. The lowest bid came in at $0.025/kWh, while $0.034/kWh was the highest offer.

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Lowest bid in Tunisia’s 500 MW solar tender comes in at $0.0244

All five offers received by the Tunisian government were under the three-cent threshold. The lowest bid was for a 200 MW solar plant Norwegian developer Scatec intends to build in the Tataouine province.

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Tunisia launches tender for another 70 MW of solar

Through this procurement exercise, the Tunisian government hopes to build six solar plants with a capacity of 10 MW each and ten 1 MW small solar parks.

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Morocco opens 230 MW solar tender

The Moroccan agency for sustainable energy is pre-qualifying developers for the Noor Midelt II project, a solar complex incorporating CSP and PV elements.

Tunisia plans 1.7 GW solar complex

The solar park is set to be built across three phases, and will be located in Tunisia’s southernmost region of Remana, in the Sahara Desert. The project was conceived by the Tunisian Goverment to support organic farming and improve security at the border with Libya.

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