Germany, Algeria Plan North Africa’s First Solar Power Tower CSP Plant

From Solar Server

The German Aerospace Center (DLR, Köln, Germany) has announced that the first solar power tower concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in North Africa will be built in Boughezoul, Algeria, though a collaboration between Algeria and Germany.

The hybrid plant will incorporate both CSP and natural gas generation, including 7 MW of solar power, and will be able to function on solar power alone. DLR will supply technology that it has developed for the project, which will serve primarily as a pilot and research facility.

“We are delighted to be able to further develop relations between Algeria and Germany in respect of environmental technologies and renewable energies through this project,” stated the German ambassador to Algeria, Götz Lingenthal.

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