Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Morocco is finalizing Noor Ouarzazate concentrated solar power complex, the world’s largest solar plant, said the engineering and technology group SENER Wednesday.

SENER said it is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid.

With these milestones, SENER will start the last phase before the plant’s commercial operation and final delivery before the end of this year.

These steps will make Noor Ouarzazate the largest multi-technological solar production site in the world with a capacity of 580 megawatts.

The plant represents a critical step in the Moroccan Solar Energy Program, which aims to generate 42 percent of its electrical power from renewable energy by 2020, and 52 percent by 2030.