Tunisia to deploy around 1GW of renewable energy

These projects are expected to raise private investments of around $830m, Tunisian Prime Minister said.

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Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has announced a plan to deploy around 1GW of new renewable energy capacity in the country.

The first tenders for solar and wind will lead to the allocation of 300MW of solar in the states of Gafsa (100MW), Tataouine (100 MW), Sidibuzid (50MW) and Tozeur (50MW); and 300MW of wind in the states of Nabeul (200MW) and Kabli (100MW).

Chahed remarked that these projects are expected to raise private investments of around $830m.

Under its renewable energy strategy, Tunisia aims to install 4.7GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, PV Magazine reported.

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