Contact Us

For Marketing, Sales and Subscriptions Inquiries
2637 E Atlantic Blvd #43110
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Conference List

Exploitation of Solar Energy between the German Leadership and the Reality of the Algerian Experience: Analytical Study During the Period (2000-2017)

Amal Rahmane


Abdelhak Bentafat


Ahmed Sellami

Amal Rahmane 1

Abdelhak Bentafat 2 Ahmed Sellami 2 

  1. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Business and Management Sciences, University of Mohamed Khider, Biskra, Algeria. 1

  2. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Business and Management Sciences, University of Kasdi Merbah, Ouargla, Algeria. 2

Pages: 108-120

DOI: 10.18488/journal.13.2019.82.108.120

Share :

Article History:

Received: 02 October, 2019
Revised: 06 November, 2019
Accepted: 09 December, 2019
Published: 03 January, 2020


This study aims to reveal the reality of the Algerian experience in the exploitation of solar energy, considering that Algeria is a large country in terms of space and climate capabilities that allow it to attract this kind of renewable energies. The study also observes the German experience in this field in order to benefit from it; thus, it relied upon the analytical descriptive approach. The results of the study showed the limited exploitation of this type of energy in Algeria. Despite the gradual improvement in the use of solar energy, mainly since 2015, this improvement is not as expected as it recorded an output of 244.1 MW in 2016, and the output did not exceed 400 MW until the end of 2017. This is despite the tendency of Algeria in activating and assimilating solar energy and developing its exploitation as an alternative energy for fossil energy, which comes as a priority within the National Renewable Energy Program 2015-2030. The results of the study also showed the high level achieved by Germany in the exploitation of solar energy despite the obstacles encountered where the country is cloudy. Germany’s solar power capacity reached 40988 MW in 2016 after it was within 114 MW in 2000. This would not have been achieved in Germany in the absence of the promotion of investment in renewable solar energy and consumption, where the growth rate of solar energy consumption reached about 9% in 2016, but in Algeria remains very modest, as less than 0.05%.
Contribution/ Originality
The paper's primary contribution is giving a clear vision about the possibility of strengthening the partnership between Germany's technical development as the largest generator of electric energy from sunlight in the world, and Algeria's abundant potential as the largest solar energy reservoir in the world.


Renewable energies, Solar energy, Electricity production, Renewable energy Act , Renewable energy program, declaration of energy partnership, Algeria, Germany.



Atmania, H., 2015. The strategy for establishing renewable energies in Algeria - photovoltaic cases. Master Thesis in Management, Strategy Specialty. Algeria: University of Oran 2. pp: 135.

Bonal, J. and P. Rossetti, 2011. Energies alternatives. Paris: Omniscience. pp: 39.

BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2017. BP statistical review of world energy 2017. 66th Edition., pp: 44. Available from [Accessed 2019 November 29].

Energy Ministry, 2018. Algerian-German energy partnership. Algeria. Available from [Accessed 2019 November 29].

Googasian, B., 2006. Renewable energies, study tour in Germany. Journal of Environment and Development. Lebanon, 11(03): 56-60.

Hadji, L., 2016. How is 100% renewable energy possible for Algeria by 2030? California: Global Energy Network Institute (GENI). pp: 19.

International Energy Agency (IEA), 2018. Available from [Accessed 2019 March 15].

IRENA, 2016. Solar PV costs 2010-2015. UAE: The International Renewable Energy Agency.

IRENA, 2018. Available from [Accessed 2019 March 11].

MEM, 2011. Renewable energy and energy efficiency program. Algeria: 5. Available from

Merlin, P., 2008. Energy and environment. Paris France: French documentation. pp: 93.

Ministry of Energy - Algeria, 2019. Available from [Accessed 2019 March 11].

National Agency of Investment Development, 2017. Renewable energy sector. Algeria. Available from [Accessed 2019 January 02].

Ozuomba, S., E.A.-O. Iniobong and M. Idorenyin, 2019. Impact of the optimal tilt angle on the solar photovoltaic array size and cost for A 100 Kwh solar power system In Imo State. International Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Research, 8(1): 29-35.Available at:

Paul, G.H., 2007. Europe and global climate change: Politics, foreign policy and regional cooperation. Cheltenham, UK - Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar. pp: 51.

Planete Energies, 2014. The two types of solar energy. Photovoltaic and Thermal. Available from [Accessed 2019 March 11].

Renewables Global Futures Report, 2017. Great debates towards 100% renewable energy. Paris: REN21 Secretariat. pp: 80.

Salami, K.D., A.K. Olusegun and O.O. Samuel, 2017. The effect of Co2 Emission and economic growth on energy consumption in Sub Sahara Africa. International Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Research, 6(1): 27-35.Available at:

Sami, S. and E. Marin, 2019. Modelling and simulation of PV solar-thermoelectric generators using Nano fluids. International Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Research, 8: 70-99.Available at:

The Ministry of Energy and Mines, 2008. Review of the energy and mines sector. N° 8. Algeria: 138.

The Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, 2019. Renewable energies presentation. Available from [Accessed 2019 March 15].

World Nuclear Association, 2019. Renewable energy and electricity. Available from [Accessed 2019 March 15].


Google Scholor ideas Microsoft Academic Search bing Google Scholor


This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

Related Article

( 1 ) Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Mineral Exploration and Exploitation in South-Northern Nigeria: A Case Study of Igarra in Edo State
( 2 ) Exploitation of Solar Energy between the German Leadership and the Reality of the Algerian Experience: Analytical Study During the Period (2000-2017)
( 3 ) Development of Solar Energy in Sabah Malaysia: The Case of Trudgill’s Perception
( 4 ) Development and Study of Hybrid Solar and Wind Energy Systems
( 5 ) Investigation of the Effect of Weather Conditions on Solar Energy in Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
( 6 ) Efficiency Enhancement of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with a Low Cost Co-Adsorbant in N719 Dye
( 7 ) Simulation of Solar Photovoltaic, Biomass Gas Turbine and District Heating Hybrid System
( 8 ) Efficiency Enhancement in Plasmonic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Employing High Performance TiO2 Photoanode Doped with Silver Nanoparticles
( 9 ) Impact of the Optimal Tilt Angle on the Solar Photovoltaic Array Size and Cost for a 100 kWh Solar Power System in Imo State
( 10 ) Experimental and Numerical Study of Magnetic Field Impact on the Thermal Solar Collectors
( 11 ) Modelling and Simulation of PV Solar-Thermoelectric Generators Using Nano Fluids
( 13 ) Investigation of Performance of Solar Powered Water Generator
( 14 ) Simulation and Experimental Verification of Electrical Power Output of a Microcontroller Based Solar Tracking Photovoltaic Module
( 15 ) The Effect of Dust on the Output Performance of Solar Module
( 16 ) Microcontroller Based Solar Tracking System Design and Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems
( 17 ) Solar Powered Automated Irrigation System in Rural Area and their Socio Economic and Environmental Impact
( 18 ) Gender, Poverty and Energy Nexus: Unpacking The Conflict in Zimbabwe
( 19 ) Energy Demand and Financial Sector Performance in Sub-Saharan African Region
( 20 ) Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Nigeria: A Causality Analysis
( 22 ) Sustainable Sources of Energy and the Expected Benefits to Nigerian Economy
( 23 ) The Impact of Energy Consumption and Productivity Growth on Carbon Emissions in Ghana
( 24 ) Valorization of Hazelnut Biomass Framework in Turkey: Support and Model Guidelines from the Italian Experience in the Field of Renewable Energy
( 26 ) Energy Education as a Necessary Condition to Transition to a Robust Future Energy Security in Suriname
( 27 ) Energy Trading and Congestion Management Using Real and Reactive Power Rescheduling and Load Curtailment
( 28 ) The Role of Led’s In Meeting China’s Building Code Requirement of 50% Improved Energy Efficiency
( 29 ) Rayleigh Distribution-Based Model for Prediction of Wind Energy Potential of Cameroon
( 30 ) Energy Consumption and Thermal Comfort Analysis of Public Housing in Sao Paulo, Brazil
( 31 ) UPFC Integrated With Battery Energy Storage Systems for Stability Improvement
( 32 ) An Exploratory Study of Effects of Prepaid Metering and Energy Related Behaviour among Ghanaian Household
( 33 ) Renewable Sources of Energy for Economic Development in Nigeria
( 34 ) Fuzzy Logic Based Energy Management System for Hybrid Electric Vehicle
( 35 ) Experimental Research Concerning the Energy Performance Determination of a New Type of Rotating Working Machine
( 36 ) On Generation of Renewable Energy from Road Traffic
( 38 ) Net-Zero Energy Building – Case Study Al Khobar City, Saudi Arabia
( 39 ) The Effect of Co2 Emission and Economic Growth on Energy Consumption in Sub Sahara Africa
( 40 ) Possibilities of Creating Swimming Pools with Zero Co2 Emissions Due to Energy Use in Them
( 41 ) Experimental Study on Overtopping Performance of a Circular Ramp Wave Energy Converter
( 42 ) Evaluation of Road Traffic Energy Harvesting Using Piezoelectricity
( 43 ) Coal, Renewable, or Nuclear? A Real Options Approach to Energy Investments in the Philippines
( 44 ) Porous Carbon Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy
( 45 ) Political Economy and Stakeholder Perspectives on Inclusive Low-Carbon Energy Transition: Case of Kenyan Rangelands
( 46 ) Economic Contributions and Environmental Effects of Geothermal Energy: Çanakkale-Tuzla Geothermal Example
( 47 ) Optimal Planning of Energy Hubs Considering Renewable Energy Sources and Battery Energy Storage System
( 48 ) Optimal Design of Hybrid Energy System Drives Small-Scale Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant
( 49 ) Emissions Reduction of a Chemical Process Plant by Maximizing Energy Recovery, Minimizing Energy Losses and Fuel Switching
( 51 ) Analysis of the Link between CO2 Outflows, Energy Utilization, and Economic Development in a Developing Country: Evidence from Republic of Congo
( 52 ) Nexus between Carbon Dioxide Emission, Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Nigeria
( 53 ) Non-Renewable Energy Consumption and Environmental Pollution in Nigeria
( 54 ) Combustion Quality Evaluation of Briquettes Produced from Sesame Hull as Source of Sustainable Energy
( 55 ) A Novel Approach for Lithium Extraction from Sea-Water and Subsequent Battery Fabrication for Solving Energy Crisis: Energizing the Earth for Future Dearth
( 56 ) Optimal Design and Operation of Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicle Via Renewable Energy in Wadi El-Natrun-El Alamein Road, Egypt
( 57 ) Sustainable Energy in Nigeria: An Integrated Women-Friendly Energy Supply Approach
( 58 ) Waste Management By Waste to Energy Initiatives in India
( 59 ) The Relationship Between P-Wave Velocity and Slake Durability Index
( 60 ) Is the Sosiani River Healthy? Investigating the Relationship between Water Quality Indicators and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Sosiani River
( 61 ) Erosion Surfaces of the Land Between Iznik-Mekece (Turkey)
( 62 ) The Relationship Between Low-Carbon Finance and Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Industrial Bank of China
( 68 ) Application of Geospatial Analysis and Augmented Reality Visualization in Indoor Advertising
( 72 ) Analytical Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Residual Resistance Loss of Broken Wire Ropes Lifting
( 73 ) Improved Analytical Approach of Vibration Behavior Destined To Ball Bearings in The Case of Angular Contact
( 74 ) Agrochemicals and Personal Care Products: Occurrence, Effects, Analytical Determination and Treatment Processes
( 75 ) Reliability and Rationing Cost: Some Analytical Implications for a Power System
( 77 ) A Comparative Study of Physical and Chemical Parameters in Sistan and Baluchistan University Wastewater and Its Re-Use of Wastewater
( 78 ) A Study of Stream Sediments from Soltan Meydan Basaltic Formation Area, Northern Iran
( 79 ) Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Agricultural Development A Block-Wise Study of Dehradun District
( 80 ) Optimal Density Determination of Bouguer Anomaly Using Fractal Analysis (Case of Study: Charak Area, Iran)
( 81 ) Resolving Optimum Magnetic Signatures for Drill-Hole Targeting in Gold Exploration – A Case Study for Mbudzane in Gwanda, Zimbabwe
( 82 ) Tectomagmatic Origin of the Zahedan Batholiths – South East Iran (Reling on Intergrated Outcrop Study of the Petrology of High Mass in Loochan, Southwest Zahedan)
( 83 ) Flood Hazard Assessment and Decisions Support Using Geographic Information System: A Case Study of Uyo Capital City, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
( 84 ) Inversion of Electrical Resistivity Data by VES Method for Water Exploring Case Study: South West of Iran
( 86 ) Problems of Mechanized Tunneling In Gassy Ground Conditions a Case Study: Nousoud Water Transmission Tunnel
( 88 ) Micro Level Geo-Resistivity Survey through V.E.S. Test for Groundwater Feasibility Study and Selection of Bore Well Sites in Pipili Block of Puri
( 89 ) Application of Fractal Geometry to Study the Geological Structure of the Zarin Plain (Plain Razak)
( 90 ) Comparative Assessment of Co2 Emission Factors Estimated Using Stack Flue Gas Measurement Data for Two Types of Brick Kiln: A Case Study in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam
( 92 ) Determining the Optimal Density of Neka Using Fractal Method and the Study of Its Geological Situation
( 93 ) A Study on Gravimeteric Situation in East of Uromieh Lake Region with Determination of Suitable Bouguer Density
( 94 ) Predicting Changes in the Land Use in Midsize Cities (Case Study: Urmia City of Iran in 2025)
( 95 ) The Effect of Ergonomics on Sustainable Urban Development: A Case Study
( 96 ) A Study on River Ecotourism Development: Case Study: Karaj River