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Algeria has ‘excellent chance’ to capitalise on transition

Massive solar potential and rapid PV rollout plan puts north African country in prime position for international clean energy deals

Algeria has the potential to make a huge contribution to the global energy transition, according to a panel of experts speaking at a UK-Algeria energy transition event yesterday. Conversely, it must also move quickly to avoid its oil and gas reserves becoming stranded assets. The north African nation has a renewables capacity of 607MW but plans to install a massive 15GW of new capacity by 2035. It has already set in place the regulatory frameworks and international partnerships to facilitate the rollout. “With a territory made up of 85pc Saharan deserts… Algeria has the most important solar field in the world” Slimane, Sonelgaz With 3,000hr/yr of solar radiation, it has excell

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