LONGi Presents Its Green Hydrogen Solutions in Algeria

The forum brought together key government agencies involved in the renewable energy sector and several project implementation companies to discuss the impact of technological innovation and high-efficiency products on the entire lifecycle of photovoltaic power plants. James Jin, President of LONGi Middle East, Africa & Central Asia (MEA&CA), attended the event and delivered a keynote speech.

Algeria is rich in sunlight resources, especially in the southern desert region, with an average annual sunshine duration of more than 2,000 hours, and up to 3,900 hours in some areas such as the highlands and the Sahara.

This vast potential for solar energy development translates to an estimated annual power generation potential of 14 TWh. The local government has set a target of 15 GW of renewable electricity capacity by 2035, which is expected to account for about 27% of the country’s total installed electricity capacity, with solar power playing a major role.

Consequently, Algeria’s new energy market is expected to experience an accelerated development boom in the coming years.

LONGi Presents Its Green Hydrogen Solutions in Algeria

Most photovoltaic power plants in Algeria are situated in arid desert regions, which experiences hot, and dry summers and rainy winters. LONGi’s newly launched Hi-MO 9 Module, based on 2nd generation Hybrid Passivated Back Contact (HPBC) boasts a conversion efficiency of up to 24.43%. The power of modules of the same size has increased by 30 W, with the maximum power reaching 660 W, potentially increasing power station capacity by 5%.

Furthermore, the module maintains ultra-low degradation performance in various harsh scenarios, such as high temperature and high humidity. This includes improved mitigation of uneven current risks, which significantly reduces the chances of module failure and fire. In terms of manufacturing, the product benefits from the quality assurance of the world’s first photovoltaic “lighthouse factory” ensuring stable power generation for the power station over 30 years. Thus, the Hi-MO 9 can better help local customers address the challenges of power generation capacity and reliability in power station operations.

Green hydrogen export potential

As one of the world’s top 10 natural gas producers, Algeria’s advantageous geographical position facilitates the rapid export of local natural gas to European countries in the northern Mediterranean. In the context of global decarbonisation, Algeria, known as the “North African oil depot,” is also accelerating its green transformation.

At the forum, experts in green power and green hydrogen engaged in in-depth discussions on the development of these energy sources in Algeria. Topics included leveraging geographical advantages and the north-south layout of photovoltaic power plants to solve the export challenges of green hydrogen and green ammonia, and using advanced technologies and products to optimise the CAPEX and OPEX of green power and green hydrogen projects.

James Jin, emphasised that Algeria, as one of Africa’s largest countries, currently relies on a domestic power structure dominated by natural gas power generation, with oil and natural gas exports to Europe as a primary economic driver.

However, with its abundant renewable energy resources and strategic location, Algeria has the potential to meet growing domestic energy demands and generate new economic growth through the export of green hydrogen and green ammonia to neighbouring European countries. LONGi is committed to collaborating with all parties in Algeria to support the country’s energy transition and economic advancement with a valuable “Green Power + Green Hydrogen” solution.

In the future, LONGi will continue to integrate into the local energy transition with more efficient BC full-scenario products and solutions, contributing to Algeria’s and Africa’s green energy transformation and driving the local economy towards low-carbon and sustainable development.