Algiers plans to tender the first of three contracts to develop more than 4,000MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar power capacity, according to statements by senior officials.

The scheme is part of a wider program to develop 22GW in renewables energy capacity by 2030, comprising 13.6GW of solar PV, 2GW of concentrated solar power, 5GW of wind power and 1.4GW from other sources (see table). The plans were introduced in 2011 and updated in 2015 (MEES, 3 April 2015). (CONTINUED - 1570 WORDS)