28 Feb '15, 10am

Algeria Aims for 13.5 GW of Solar Power by 2030

Algeria Aims for 13.5 GW of Solar Power by 2030

Investment in renewable energy is one path for Algeria to diversify its economy while addressing unemployment , which hovers around 16% — but soars up to a staggering 70% for those under the age of 25. Despite its oil and gas riches, Algeria’s national oil company, Sonotrach, has hardly contributed to the country’s overall economic development and has a harsh reputation for rampant corruption . As with other countries in North Africa and the Middle East, oil has been more of a curse than a blessing: renewables are a step towards preparing Algeria for a more high-tech and diverse 21

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/28/algeria-aims-13-5-gw-...

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