Tunisian renewables market is hotting up, says CSP developer

The investment case for renewables in Tunisia has improved significantly in the year since the Arab Spring turned the region on its head, claims the developer behind one of North Africa’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) projects.

Political uncertainties remain, and the prognosis for development varies hugely from country to country, but a sense of momentum has returned to the incipient Maghreb renewables sector, says Till Stenzel, chief operating officer of Nur Energie.

London-based Nur is developing solar projects around the Mediterranean basin, encompassing a variety of technologies, but its flagship is the 2GW TuNur power-tower plant under development in southern Tunisia.

The developer hopes to link TuNur to the Italian grid via new high-voltage cables spanning the Mediterranean by 2016.

Last week, TuNur received a shot in the Log in to read complete article.

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