Algeria: Work on the solar panel plant at Rouiba starts this quarter
26 January 2011
The plant to produce photovoltaic solar panels at Rouiba, in Algeria, will be operational by 2012.
Work should commence before the end of the first quarter of this year, the company Sonelgaz, which is responsible for the works, said this week to the APS press agency.
The plant, which required an investment of 100 million dollars, will have an annual production capacity of between 50 et 120 MW.
A number of German companies are associated with this project, and Germany would like further co-operation projects with Algeria in the implementation of the renewable energy development program (ENR), in particular in the domain of solar power, it was affirmed last Tuesday in Algiers by the German managers, again according to the APS agency.
“As the German economy is the world leader in the field of solar energy, we are convinced that the (German) companies will be a lasting partner when it comes to the transfer of technology transfer and of savoir faire”, said Alex Dhina, General Manager of the Algero-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.