The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) has drawn up a new action plan, under the Tunisian Solar Plan, which provides for the construction of several solar and wind power plants by 2020 with a global power of 300 MW in wind energy and 67 MW in solar photovoltaic energy.
According to data reported by the site Data.industrie.gov.tn, STEG has started its first project for the construction of a 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) pilot plant in Tozeur-Nafta, near the transformer station 150/33 kV (of STEG) on a surface of 22 ha. The programmed power is 10 MW with the possibility of extension in the future.
This project was financed by the German bank KfW, as part of the Tunisian-German cooperation.
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