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World biggest concentrated solar power tower with storage NOORo 3 starts commissioning

The world’s biggest solar tower power plant with molten salt storage has begun commissioning in Morocco, and is scheduled to begin production by October. The 150MW Noor Ouarzazate III solar receiver, with 7.5 hours of molten salt storage is only the second big scale project of its type, and trumps [...]

SENER starts up Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power receiver

SENER is putting into operation, on a multi-phase basis, the different components of the Noor Ouarzazate III (NOORo III) solar thermal power plant. This plant is the second plant designed and built by SENER using its own central receiver tower and molten salt heat storage technology, and one of the [...]

ACWA Power Prepares to Run 2 Concentrated Solar Power Plants in Moroccan Ouarzazate

ACWA Power Group is putting the finishing touches on the second and fourth stations of the giant Noor Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex before they are officially run in the coming days. When these two plants become officially operational, ACWA Power will have completed 74 percent of the world's largest [...]

The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant built with Industeel’s stainless steel

Nour Ouarzazate Solar Power Complex, the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant will enable Morocco to source almost half the country’s energy from renewables by 2020. The third phase of the project, Noor III, which will be operational as from October 2018, is being constructed near Ouarzazate, in Morocco, with [...]

EDF talk on Morocco 800 MW NOOR Midelt Concentrated Solar Power+PV hybrid solar project

The Noor Midelt project is one of the initiatives under the Noor Solar Plan, which aims at producing a total capacity of 2,000 MW by 2020. The first phase of Noor Midelt is expected to consist of two 400MW hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) plants. For each [...]

2018-05-22T12:04:24+00:00 22-05-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Morocco expects price drop for hybrid Concentrated Solar Power plant

Design innovations and a favorable development framework should see Morocco hit its lowest prices for the hybrid PV-CSP Noor Midelt project and the country is joining global support schemes to diversify its funding supply, an official at the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen), said. ACWA Power's Noor III CSP [...]

NOORo 580MW CSP+PV concentrated solar power complex: Site visit open

Morocco NOOR Ouarzazate (NOORo) Solar complex is comprised of three concentrated solar power plants 160MW parabolic trough NOORo1, 200MW power tower NOORo2 and 150MW parabolic trough NOORo3, and one PV plant 70MW NOORo4.Once fully completed in October this year, it will be world largest solar power and CSP project complex. [...]

Morocco to start full operation of largest concentrated solar power complex in October

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 [...]

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 [...]

Interview with Carolina Vélez, head of the NOORo II and NOORo III training program

Carolina Vélez, head of the Training Cycle of Young Talents in Solar Power Plants of NOORo II and NOORo III tells us her experience. After the success of the first edition, last March, the second personnel training program of the plant started, this time focusing on the NOOR Uarzazat III [...]

2018-03-28T12:17:46+00:00 28-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

SENER, Masen and OFPPT launch the second edition of the NOOR Ouarzazate training program

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 [...]

2018-03-15T12:05:10+00:00 15-03-2018|Categories: Sin categoría|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]