ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY MOROCCO: INTEGRATED APPROACH

KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

MINISTRY OF ENERGY, MINES, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT

SOLAR POWER PLAN

Morocco-Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The plant is part of the Moroccan government’s Solar Plan, launched in November 2009, which aims to produce 2000 MW of solar electricity by 2020. This replaces the high-carbon coal-fired electricity of the past, and will create a new source of income for Morocco, as the plan calls for export of solar electricity to markets in Europe

The plant is part of the Moroccan government’s Solar Plan, launched in November 2009, which aims to produce 2000 MW of solar electricity by 2020. This replaces the high-carbon coal-fired electricity of the past, and will create a new source of income for Morocco, as the plan calls for export of solar electricity to markets in Europe.

The World Bank is implementing  a $750-million grant for Clean Energy supplied to the Middle East and North Africa from a number of different financial agencies. This is the world’s large concentrated solar power plant being located now in Quarzazate, in eastern Morocco.

The plant, which is now supplying electricity to the Moroccan grid, is a pilot project that uses a cutting-edge design, combining a large array of 224 parabolic mirror collectors concentrating sun energy and boosting the steam output needed to produce electricity in this 470MW facility.

The plant is part of the Moroccan government’s Solar Plan, launched in November 2009, which aims to produce 2000 MW of solar electricity by 2020. This replaces the high-carbon coal-fired electricity of the past, and will create a new source of income for Morocco, as the plan calls for export of solar electricity to markets in Europe.