Algeria Aims At Generating 15,000 MW Of Solar Energy By 2035

Algeria Aims At Generating 15,000 MW Of Solar Energy By 2035

By Pooja Chandak of SOLARQUARTER

28 September 2021

According to Energy Transition and Renewable Energy Minister of Algeria, Ziane Ben Attou, the country is planning to set up a funding body for energy projects.

He said, “Algeria’s energy transition roadmap is based on three pillars. The first is to enact laws to facilitate the transition, the second is to opt for renewable and clean energy, and the third is to develop human resources by promoting research and development activities to achieve the transition.”

The Minister also said that Algeria aims at producing 15,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2035 and would soon launch a bidding process for the same. 

The country is promoting renewable energy in housing, agriculture, and the industrial sector and encouraging electric cars.

It also wants to rely on green hydrogen as an asset for the future and become an active player in the field.