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 [...]
ACWA Power explains how the Noor 1 Concentrated Solar Plant will shape Morocco’s approach towards solar power. The trading city of Ouarzazate is known as the ‘door to the desert’, and its wild, remote location has provided the backdrop for film and television spectaculars like Lawrence of Arabia and Game [...]
The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) has extended the application deadline for the second phase of its 500 MW NOOR concentrated solar plant by three months to mid-September 2014.
IFC is considering investing with ACWA Power in the 160 megawatt Noor 1 project, in Ouarzazate, Morocco, which is the largest concentrated solar power project in the developing world.
ACWA Power International ( ACWA Power ) has been awarded the 2013 "Project of The Year" prize for its Noor1 Concentrated Solar Power project.