Morocco

Studies to Support Sustainable Electricity Trade Roadmap Preparation

Recognizing the numerous benefits of regional electricity market integration, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed a joint declaration, during COP22 in Marrakech, on the establishment of a roadmap for sustainable electricity trade (SET) between Morocco and the European internal energy market. An activity was launched on 7 September 2017 [...]

Concentrated Solar Power from the desert

Nowhere does the sun radiate more energy than in the desert. Morocco is harnessing this potential to free itself from fossil fuels with concentrated solar power plants. This is exemplary from an emerging country, and a bold step that is supported by international donors like KfW. The world's largest solar [...]

Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate will be completed before the summer of 2018

The Noor concentrated solar power (CSP) complex at Ouarzazate, will be completed before the summer of 2018, Mustapha Bakkoury, head at Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) told a press conference on Friday. The EUR-810-million (USD 1bn) second phase of the thermosolar cylindrical parabolic troughs complex Noor Ouarzazate will be [...]

Morocco largest Concentrated Solar Power complex NOOR 1,2,3

The Morocco Ouarzazate CSP complex at the junction of the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert will be the largest CSP complex in the world upon completion. Noor 2 and Noor 3, the second and third phases, will have 200 MW and 150 MW capacity respectively. Noor 1 has three [...]

Concentrated Solar Power puts end to Morocco electricity blackouts

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 [...]

AfDB grants loan support to Noor concentrated solar power project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324-million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and boost economic growth in those countries. The loan support is in line with the AfDB’s New Deal on Energy [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Sparks Jobs, Technology, Investment in Morocco

Concentrated Solar Power, CSP, is huge in Morocco. Literally, it’s huge. Panels almost the size of tennis courts stretch across acres of desert at the 4 Noor plants in Ouarzazate, providing enough power to light up Marrakesh at night. Learn how it’s done, what it means to the Moroccan economy [...]

The largest stake holder in the largest concentrated solar power plant in Africa called Ouarzazate NOOR

Morocco has a goal to achieve forty two percent of renewable energy target for 2020. And with the current power plants that are operating and some under development cum construction; Morocco is already heading towards the next target for 2030. One of the firms; active in the renewable energy drive [...]

Morocco pushing renewables boundary with Noor Concentrated Solar Power projects

Faced with an increasing energy consumption of roughly 6% per year and an energy dependence rate of around 95%, the Kingdom of Morocco has set an ambitious objective aiming to source 52% of its installed capacity from renewable energy by 2030, writes Abderrahim Jamrani. Expected to reduce global CO2 emissions [...]

Making seawater into drinking water with the help of the concentrated solar power

In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered desalination technology becoming strong enough to unleash a boom? This summer, the Spanish firm Abengoa announced it had signed an agreement with a Moroccan government agency to forge [...]

Morocco’s Experience in Concentrated Solar Power Projects

Morocco is racing toward a renewable energy in overall electricity generation target of 42% by 2020 and 52% by 2030. As part of efforts, Morocco has earmarked 2.3 billion dollars to boost the use of solar energy in agricultural production. This investment is meant to bolster the use of solar [...]

2017-08-15T14:22:48+00:00 15-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Shall Concentrated Solar Power Help Desalination Technology?

This summer, the Spanish firm Abengoa announced it had signed an agreement with a Moroccan government agency to forge ahead with the first phase of a project to build the world’s largest renewable energy-driven seawater desalination plant. Abengoa will undertake the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the plant for [...]

Morocco set to implement Midelt Phase I Concentrated Solar Power Project

Morocco is set to construct the Midelt Phase I CSP Project, which will generate solar power through an innovative hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) solution. This is after the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank each approved finance of $25 million for the project. The funds [...]

2017-07-06T08:52:55+00:00 06-07-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |