Modern technologies create opportunities for any state to switch to renewable sources of cheap energy from water, wind, or the sun. But for this to happen, of course, efforts must be made and several large-scale reforms and projects implemented, as was done, for instance, in Morocco.
How did this country manage to build the largest concentrated solar power plant that generates electricity even at night?
And what has enabled Morocco, which has meager oil and gas reserves, to become the largest energy importer in the Middle East and North Africa? Check out our video! Morocco is the only country in North Africa that does not have its own fossil fuel reserves and imports more than 90% of its energy resources. Attempts to develop the industry led to electricity consumption increasing by 5.6% per year, and there is nowhere to take it within the country. The government spends billions of dollars importing fuel. To rid the state of energy dependence, King Mohammed VI set a goal: To generate 52% of electricity needs using green energy by 2030. But how will it be achieved? Hydro resources in Morocco are bad; most of the rivers dry up, and reservoirs built in the 1960s provide the population with drinking water, but their energy resource is limited. In 2008 the authorities adopted the New Energy Strategy.