Solar Power Plant to be Constructed in Tajoura


A solar power plant with peak capacity of 62 kWp is set to be constructed in the Centre for Solar Energy and Research (CSERS) in Tajoura, near the capital Tripoli.

The project has already been handed over to Alhandasya, a Libyan company specialised in the field of engineering services, electromechanical works, and renewable energy, particularly solar energy, for implementation.

Chief Executive Officer for Alhandasya, Elmabrouk Saleh, said the solar panels will be designed in such a way that the area underneath them will be utilised as a car park.

“Upon completion, the project will be connected to the national electricity grid to enhance the public’s grid capacity to cover, as a first step, the energy needs of the population of Tajoura in the north-western region of Libya,” Elmabrouk Saleh added.

This solar project is part of the Vision 2030 of the General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy, based in Tripoli, which aims to exploit alternative and clean energies, particularly solar and wind power.

In the municipality of Hay Al-Andalus, in north-western Libya, a project to install 1,000 solar streetlamps is under development. In the first phase of the Hay Al-Andalus public lighting project, the municipality plans to install 500 solar streetlamps, Construction Review Online reported. The second phase will see the installation of the remaining 500 solar-powered lighting kits.