New & Renewable Energy

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.