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Libya set to issue solar tenders

Reports that country is planning two new solar plants

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Libya is reportedly looking to generate a fifth of its power from renewables by 2020. (GETTY IMAGES)
Libya is reportedly looking to generate a fifth of its power from renewables by 2020. (GETTY IMAGES)

There are reports that Libya is close to issuing tenders for two new solar plants, with plans to generate one fifth of its power needs from renewable energy sources by 2020, according to Reuters. The country’s electricity minister has also said that Libya’s solar potential could, one day, see it supply Europe with power.

Ali Mohammed Muhairiq, electricity minister, is quoted as saying that Libya could run out of oil within “20 to 30 years” so the country must look to replace this with renewables. The minister also said that Libya was looking to establish an electricity regulatory authority by the end of this year.
 

 

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