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Renewable energy in Algeria

  • Algeria's Clean Energy: Huge Potential, Huge Ambition

    ALGERIA, 2017/03/12 Algeria is known for its oil and gas, but take a quick look at a world map, and you’ll see that its mountains and Mediterranean coastline mean huge wind energy potential. Add in its large surface area and desert topography, and the country enjoys huge solar energy potential as well. In fact, Algeria’s wind resources are estimated very large due to the size of the country with an estimated capacity of 35 THW per year, as well the Mediterranean North is characterized by a coastline of 1200 km coastline and a mountainous field with microclimates, what gives the giving the country a high potential of Wind development. In addition, Algeria has the major solar field in the world and the major capacity of all Mediterranean basin, with a territory composed of 86% of the Saharan desert, 2000 hours of average annual sunshine. The energy generated by solar power would represent 5000 times the Algerian consumption of electricity.
  • Algeria's Clean Energy: Huge Potential, Huge Ambition

    ALGERIA, 2017/03/12 Algeria is known for its oil and gas, but take a quick look at a world map, and you’ll see that its mountains and Mediterranean coastline mean huge wind energy potential. Add in its large surface area and desert topography, and the country enjoys huge solar energy potential as well. In fact, Algeria’s wind resources are estimated very large due to the size of the country with an estimated capacity of 35 THW per year, as well the Mediterranean North is characterized by a coastline of 1200 km coastline and a mountainous field with microclimates, what gives the giving the country a high potential of Wind development. In addition, Algeria has the major solar field in the world and the major capacity of all Mediterranean basin, with a territory composed of 86% of the Saharan desert, 2000 hours of average annual sunshine. The energy generated by solar power would represent 5000 times the Algerian consumption of electricity.
  • Solar to strengthen Algeria’s energy outlook

    ALGERIA, 2016/12/26 An agreement for a new solar plant marks the new step in Algeria’s effort to increase renewable electricity generation and reduce domestic gas consumption. The move is a crucial one, given that the country’s rising request for power – much of which is generated from gas feedstock – has constrained the volume of gas available for export, impacting national revenues. According to data from the Ministry of Energy, electricity consumption increased by 7.4% to 68.8 TWh last year.
  • Algeria has better reason than most to develop its renewable energy sector

    ALGERIA, 2012/12/06 Gas and electricity supplier Sonelgaz is at the forefront of Algeria’s drive to promote and develop energy from renewable sources. “The challenge is how to get out of hydrocarbons,” says Noureddine Bouterfa, CEO of Sonelgaz. “It will not be easy but each contribution is precious and can have a ripple effect.”