Tunisia invests in the development of solar energy infrastructures

6 October 2009

Tunisia has just taken another step forward in the development of its own energy resources, with the signing of the first contract for the sale on credit of coal in the energy sector.

This involves an agreement between the national energy agency (ANME) and ORBEO, a subsidiary of Société Générale and Rhodia.

The agreement is a purchase and sale contract aimed at the reduction of CO2 emissions, allowing for the safeguarding of the environment and investment in the creation of infrastructures for renewable sources of energy.

The contract forms part of the PROSOL programme, which aims to install 460,000 m2 of solar water-heating units between now and 2011, and a million square metres by 2015.

PROSOL aims to achieve energy savings of about 620 ktep over the lifetime of the water heaters, as well as a long-term reduction in costs for the Tunisian government.<br/>

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