The tender covers the installation by mid-2017 of 7,500 off-grid rooftop PV arrays in rural areas of eight provinces in the South American nation.

Some $58m will be invested in the programme, called Permer II, which aims to supply power to residential, commercial and public buildings in the regions in question. About 70% of the investment will come from a World Bank loan to the Argentine government, with the remainder coming from federal funds.