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Tunisia plans to construct first floating solar PV plant

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Tunisian state-owned energy Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) is planning a 200 kW floating PV plant at the Lake of Tunis in the capital.

A press release provided by the power company stated the installation needs to be operational following year and will power the Tunis area of Berges du Lac.

The project will be funded with an unspecified amount from the Private Sector Study and Aid Fund of the Directorate-General of the French Ministry of Economy.

The plant will be constructed by French power gigantic Total, via its Qair renewables advancement business, previously Qadran International.

The project will come under the guidance of the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and also Energy Transition, which has actually also asked Qair to examine the country’s floating solar capacity.

Qair is already constructing a 10 MW ground-mounted solar plant in Tunisia which was selected by the federal government in a tender finalized in June.

In January, the Total-owned programmer safeguarded the tender to construct a 4 MW floating PV project in the Seychelles by sending the lowest cost bid for the power to be generated: $0.095/ kWh.

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