The engineering and technology group SENER, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) and the Moroccan Office of Professional Training and Promotion of Employment (OFPPT) have started a second edition of the training programme for future employees of the NOOR Ouarzazate III thermoelectric solar power plant. This initiative, for the [...]
Morocco’s first operating CSP plant has shown that concentrating solar power can solve the problem of energy blackouts in the peak evening hours, a senior representative of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) told the recent CSP Seville conference. The 160 MW Noor 1 parabolic trough power plant exceeded [...]
Morocco received approval for a $25 million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF) for a project to generate solar power through an innovative hybrid Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) solution. The Midelt Phase I Concentrated Solar Power Project is being supported by the [...]
Cleanergy AB had signed an agreement with Masen to deliver concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to Morocco
Morocco-based Masen, a leading renewable energy company, said its president Mustapha Bakkoury recently visited Sweden to meet the country's governmental energy agencies and Cleanergy AB to discuss collaboration opportunities. Cleanergy AB is a privately held high-tech small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) specialised in the supply of Stirling engine-based renewable energy [...]
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) consists of the concentration and the use of solar energy in a thermodynamic cycle to produce electricity via a turbine. Compared to other technologies, CSP is grid friendly and dispatchable thanks mainly to its efficient and cost effective energy storage. However, in order to produce a [...]
Morocco expects to announce the results of prequalification for Noor Midelt CSP projects in the coming weeks and will launch the tender by the start of next year, Mustapha Bakkoury, president of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) told Reuters November 14. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) [...]
Morocco to tender for 800 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies by start of 2017
Morocco plans to launch tenders for the construction of two solar plants with a combined capacity of up to 800 megawatts (MW) by the start of 2017, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) said. The agency invited pre-qualification bids from investors last month for the construction and operation of [...]
Morocco’s first solar power plant, built by an international consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, was recently inaugurated at a location about 20 km from the city of Ouarzazate, a report said. The Noor1 project is expected to provide one million Moroccan homes with electricity by 2018. “We are [...]
With targeted capacity of up to 550 MW, the Ouarzazate site will be the largest solar complex in the world. The second power plant in the complex will be built during this phase of the project. It will be a 150 to 200 MW CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) parabolic trough [...]
These agreements concern MASEN’s strategic acquisition of 50%, alongside Alcen group, in the Alsolen company, which is active in solar thermal technology.
Morocco’s ambitious Noor-Quarzazate Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project has received financial backing from the European Union.
Masen announces financial close of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects NOOR Ouarzazate II, III in Morocco
PPAs will represent one of the lowest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tariffs worldwide
ACWA and SENER wins the contract for Noor 2 and Noor 3 of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Complex in Morocco
The engineering and technology group SENER is involved in the consortium that was awarded the contract for construction of the concentrated solar power (CSP) plants Noor 2 and Noor 3.