In North Africa, the new airport in Oran, Algeria, the Ahmed Ben Bella International Airport, has commenced the installation of 1.39MW solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system.
Algerian renewable energy developer, Soliwind, will develop the project, which will contribute an estimated 30% to the airport’s energy needs.
PV Magazine reported that the installation will be located on the airport’s roof surface of 15,900 m2 and will use 5,362 solar modules.
“The company said it expects to finalise the project’s construction by the end of this year, and that the installation will produce around 2 million kWh per year thus being able to cover approximately 30% of the power needs of the facility,” media added.
In addition, the firm noted that the project is also complying with the environmental requirements of HQE (High Environmental Quality) new buildings.
Algeria aims to cover 27% of its electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030, PV Magazine reported.
"The country expects to reach this goal by installing 22GW of renewable energy power stations, of which 13.5GW will come from PV.
"Around 3 GW of solar must be installed in the period between 2015 and 2020, while the remaining 10.57GW is scheduled for the period spanning 2021 to 2030," media reported. Read more...
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