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Algiers opens door to massive solar PV investment

A planned international tender for 4,000MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power marks a shift in gear for the energy sector and its attitude towards foreign investment. Opening the energy sector to global capital has been, for some time, the obvious solution to the fiscal and social pressures created by a decline in hydrocarbons production and low oil and gas prices. But in Algiers, national considerations have often trumped economic logic.

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