Tunisia will build its first floating solar power plant at Berges du Lac. The infrastructure with a capacity of 200 KW will be set up by Qair with funding from the French Treasury and will come into service at the end of 2021.

The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company has signed an agreement with the French company International Qair for the installation of the first floating solar power plant in the country. The infrastructure that will use photovoltaic technology will be located in the locality of Berges-du-Lac and will have a production capacity of 200 KW. It is scheduled to enter service in late 2021.

The project will benefit from funding from the Private Sector Aid Fund (FASEP) of the Directorate General of the French Treasury. The infrastructure to be implemented soon will serve as a pilot to assess the country’s capacity to replicate this type of power plant on a larger scale.

Qair also obtained the construction in Tunisia of a 10 MW solar power plant which will be located in the governorate of Kasserine.

Remember that Tunisia has set itself the goal of producing 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.


Source: Agence Ecofin