With nearly 10 million people working in renewables worldwide, Morocco - and soon Dubai - add thousands of jobs thanks to solar power that can be used at night. Concentrated solar power (CSP) has the ability to store energy to use when the sun isn’t shining. Morocco leads the [...]
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the largest development finance institutions supporting the private sector in emerging markets. IFC was responsible for facilitating the structuring of the financing package for the KaXu Solar One project located in South [...]
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 [...]
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 & [...]
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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The Noor-Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Complex alone will supply power to 1.1 million Moroccans by 2018.
The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, MASEN, will attend the most important event for the Concentrated Solar Power industry, CSP Today Sevilla 2014.
Morocco: Turning a Commitment to Clean Energy into Reality with Ouarzazate I Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project
The World Bank supported this vision through the Ouarzazate I Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project.