Located in the solar belt region, Algeria holds a tremendous potential in terms of renewable energy, mostly focused on wind and solar energy resources. It enjoys more than 3,000 hours of
sunshine annually, especially in the Sahara region, making it one of the
countries with the highest solar radiation levels in the world; this solar
potential is estimated at 169,440 GWh/year.
Although Algeria is a host to significant hydrocarbon resources, it is committed to shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy
sources to promote economic diversification and sustainable development of the
country, strengthen the energy sector, and reduce environment-related risks for
a climate safe future.
The nation has both the potential and the incentive to maximize
its natural resources and become a renewable energy leader, so to achieve this,
the government has set an ambitious program
focused on developing and expanding the use of renewable resources, such as
solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower. Algeria’ solar power regulatory and fiscal framework is
attracting foreign investment in the country’s green sector.