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World’s largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant switches on in the Sahara

Morocco has switched on what will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant. The new site near the city of Ouarzazate -- famous as a filming location for Hollywood blockbusters like "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Gladiator" -- could produce enough energy to power over one million homes by [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Plant Opened in Morocco

Morocco launches the first phase of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world.  When fully operational, the plant will produce enough energy for more than one million Moroccan households. Inaugurated officially today by His Majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco, the solar plant underlines the country’s determination to [...]

Noor-Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant emerging from the ground

Designed as part of the Moroccan Solar Plan, the Ouarzazate solar power complex is continuously expanding. Its Phase III is now under way, with commissioning due end 2017. Pillars awaiting their reflectors, others already complete, a central tower… all signs that the Noor III plant is taking shape at Ouarzazate, [...]

IFC supports concentrated solar power complex in Morocco

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to a $20 million equity investment in ACWA Power Ouarzazate, which has developed the 160 MW NOORo 1 concentrated solar power (“CSP”) parabolic trough plant with three-hour storage near Ouarzazate, Morocco.  IFC’s investment will help support the development of Morocco’s [...]

The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the [...]

SENER and ACCIONA start the turnkey construction of the Kathu Concentrated Solar Power Complex

The consortium formed by the engineering and technology group SENER and ACCIONA, and led by ACCIONA, a global infrastructure and renewable energy leader, has started the turnkey construction of the Kathu Solar Park Complex, after signing the contract with the consortium that owns the project, led by ENGIE, for more [...]

100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power project in the Northern Cape of South Africa starts construction

Construction has begun following the signing of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between ENGIE and Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility. The 100 MW Kathu Solar Park is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018. Kathu Solar Park is a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project that [...]

Around 1.500 people will be employed during the construction of 100 MW Kathu Concentrated Solar Power plant.

Ground was broken this week at the R9-billion, 100 MW Kathu Solar Park concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, which is set to be one of the largest projects of its kind in the country. The parabolic-trough technology plant, which is being developed by an Engie-led consortium, [...]

Morocco emerging as a solar superpower, thanks to the Noor 1 Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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 [...]

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power plant wins South African National Energy Association prize

The 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, built by ACCIONA, has been named “Best renewable energy project 2016” by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA). The plant, located in Northern Cape Province in South Africa, was upheld as a pioneering facility in the renewables sector for South African industry, in [...]

Solar Impulse 2 soars over Gemasolar, Sener’s Solar Thermal Plant in Seville

Shortly after taking off from Seville, Spain en route to Cairo, Egypt, Solar Impulse 2 flew directly over the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant, a highly advanced facility run by Torresol Energy, a joint venture between Masdar and Sener. The 20-megawatt plant is the world’s first utility-scale solar power plant to combine [...]

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant delivers six days of continuous, full-load electricity – an African record

ACCIONA, SENER and TSK built Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa has set a new African record for the continuous, round the clock supply of electricity. Within the first month of commercial operation, the newly-inaugurated 50 MW Bokpoort CSP plant, produced electricity for a continuous period of 161 [...]

Ingeteam Will Supply the Frequency Converters for the NOORo II and NOORo III Concentrated Solar Power Plants in Morocco

The supply consists of phases II and III of what is to be largest concentrated solar power complex in the world which, once completed in 2018, will produce over 560MW of solar energy. The complex is located in Ouarzazate in central Morocco, which has the best levels of solar radiation [...]