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New World Bank Program Explores Concentrated Solar Power Potential in Middle East & North Africa

Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar complex hosts the launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program. More than 100 senior energy officials from 7 MENA countries have gathered in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the first session of the World Bank Middle East & [...]

World Bank Program Explores Concentrated Solar Power Potential in Middle East & North Africa

Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate Solar complex hosts the launch of the World Bank Middle East & North Africa Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge & Innovation Program More than 100 senior energy officials from 7 MENA countries have gathered in Ouarzazate, Morocco for the first session of the World Bank Middle East & North [...]

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 [...]

Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

New technologies are often caught in a bind. Their true value only emerges once people begin to use them, but until they have a proven track record few are willing to try. Breaking out of that bind and establishing a track record requires someone with vision – who can both [...]

Why is Concentrated Solar Power right for the Middle East and North Africa?

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has some of the world’s best solar energy resources. Compared to the rest of the world, MENA’s solar resources have great potential for concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) because the technology uses both light and heat from the sun.  Heat from MENA’s [...]

First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Morocco solar mega solar energy project to open in 2015

Morocco's first Concentrated Solar Power plant will begin operating in 2015 as part of a multi-billion-euro project the oil-scarce kingdom hopes will satisfy its growing energy needs.

Expansion of Morocco’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Complex to Provide 1.1 Million Moroccans with Solar Energy

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project will back the government’s strategy of harnessing power from the sun through the use of concentrated solar power technology.

World Bank has approved the $519m Noor-Ouarzazate concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Morocco

The Noor-Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Complex alone will supply power to 1.1 million Moroccans by 2018.

MASEN will attend the event for the Concentrated Solar Power industry, CSP Today Sevilla 2014

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, MASEN, will attend the most important event for the Concentrated Solar Power industry, CSP Today Sevilla 2014.

India Poised to be a Global Leader in the Development of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV)

The reverse bidding mechanism enabled qualified bidders to benefit from declining global prices for solar components, thereby reducing the purchase price of both solar PV and Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) for the utili