Tunisia on 12 March awarded six licenses to build 10MW solar PV parks. The awards, worth around TD125mn ($41mn), take projects under Tunisia’s 2016 renewables action plan to 264MW, of which 144MW is solar PV and 120W wind. But actual work so far has been minimal.

With a further 1GW of tendered renewables projects yet to be awarded (MEES, 21 December 2018), Tunis is set to fall way short of its 2020 1GW renewables capacity target. Current renewables capacity consists of 240MW wind and...