Algerian Minister of Interior and Local Authorities, Noureddine Bedoui, has commissioned a photovoltaic power plant with a production capacity of 9MW in the southern province of Tindouf, All Africa reported.

According to the Algerian Press Service, the photovoltaic power plant project is established to contribute to increasing the power production, meeting 40% of the power needs of the southwestern province.

Meanwhile, Algerian Minister of Energy, Salah Khebri, said that a partnership with national investors is under preparation for the creation of industrial base for production of photovoltaic panels in the province of Saida, Algerian Press Service reported.

As Algeria and Morocco take steps towards solar energy exploitation, the North African region achieves records in optimizing natural resources and in promoting the widespread of renewable energy exploitation.