Power in the desert

Apex-BP Solar has been selected by TunisieTelecom to take part in the solar-electrification of the Great Southern Desert of Tunisia.


Apex-BP Solar has been selected by TunisieTelecom to take part in the development of the Great Southern Desert of Tunisia.



TunisieTelecom, Tunisia’s public telecommunications operator, will build four telecommunication repeater stations powered solely by photovoltaic solar power in the open desert. This remote area of the Great Southern Desert is still not connected to the electricity grid and experiences extreme climatic conditions, with temperatures in excess of 50°C.



Apex-BP Solar was selected by the Tunisian operator for its experience in remote sites and for its ability to complete this turnkey project, which includes the supply, installation, commission and training for solar power centres, including the photovoltaic array and the air-conditioned shelter to house the electronic equipment.



All local telecommunications services such as civil engineering, commissioning and training will be provided by TELEMAGH, Apex-BP Solar’s partner in Tunisia.



This project includes system installation with peak power ranging between 9kWp and 31kWp for a total installed capacity of 71kWp. The contract as a whole is worth €570,000.