Genesis Morocco: Algeria set to open solar panel factory

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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

Monday, November 23, 2009    <<Home

Algeria set to open solar panel factory

Algeria's state-owned utility Sonelgaz will invest $100 million in the plant and will launch a bidding round for contractors by the end of this year, Algeria's official APS news agency quoted Sonelgaz CEO Noureddine Bouterfa as saying.

The agency said the factory, which is scheduled to open in 2012, will each year produce photovoltaic cells with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts, equivalent to about one tenth the capacity of a small nuclear power plant.

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//Personal notes : Algeria is emerging as a de facto concurrent of Morocco on the renewables field, thats a very healthy competition. The most desirable strategy to adopt is mirroring, plus it enters within the own framework of establishing a solar tech industry.