Morocco will fully switch on the Noor Ouarzazate complex, the world’s largest solar power plant, in October, said the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy.
After launching its first stage in February 2016, the remaining three phases of the complex will become operational by October, said Mustapha Bakkoury, managing director of the agency at a working session on the country’s renewable energy.
The second and the fourth phase of the complex will start service as of May, while the third stage will be launched in October, Bakkoury said.
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.