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GE Renewable Energy, EDF RE and Mitsui & Co., Ltd to Build 87 MW Taza Onshore Wind Farm in Morocco

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply 27 of its 3.2MW-85 onshore wind turbines to build the 87 MW Taza wind farm in Morocco. Wind power project is expected to start operations at the beginning of 2022.Wind energy is part of Morocco strategy aiming to reach 52% of RE by 2030, will power the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy, EDF RE and Mitsui & Co., Ltd to Build 87 MW Taza Onshore Wind Farm in Morocco

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Start of the construction work of the first phase of the Taza wind farm in Morocco

EDF Renewables, one of the world leaders in renewable energy, and Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a global trading and investment company with a diversified business portfolio, are announcing the start of the construction work of the first phase of the Taza wind farm, which lies around 15 km north-west of Taza in northern Morocco. This first phase … Continue reading Start of the construction work of the first phase of the Taza wind farm in Morocco

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Wind energy in Morocco, EDF Renewables launches the Taza wind farm

The consortium consisting of the French company EDF Renewables and the Japanese commodities trading company Mitsui & Co. Ltd. announced on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the launch of the construction of the first phase of the Taza wind farm in Morocco. The two companies had been selected as “preferred bidder” in April 2012 after a … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco, EDF Renewables launches the Taza wind farm

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Wind energy in Morocco, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for a 301 MW wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received a firm order for the supply of wind turbines to the consortium between Nareva and Enel Green Power for the Boujdour wind farm, located in southern Morocco, with a total capacity of 301 MW. The Boujdour wind farm is part of the 850 MW tender in Morocco (Projet Éolien … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco, Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for a 301 MW wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa ‘Looks Forward’ to Boosting Morocco’s Wind Energy

The Spanish company currently has over 72% of the wind energy market share in Morocco. Spanish wind power operator Siemens Gamesa is hoping to reach an energy production capacity of one gigawatt (GW) in Morocco in the near future, Sonia Adnane, Siemens Gamesa’s head of communications and public affairs in Africa, told Morocco World News. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa ‘Looks Forward’ to Boosting Morocco’s Wind Energy

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Morocco has a fantastic 135 GW offshore wind power potential

“Fantastic” “that’s too attractive to ignore,” said World Bank senior energy specialist Mark Leybourne. In a recent report on emerging wind energy markets, Leybourne said that wind energy represents great potential for Morocco. If the potential is exploited properly, Morocco could become one of the main energy exporters to the European market. Morocco has a … Continue reading Morocco has a fantastic 135 GW offshore wind power potential

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Innovative mirrors key to next generation Concentrated Solar Power system

Great Falls, VA, USA  247Solar Inc., developer of the breakthrough 247Solar Plant, announced that it has signed a supply agreement with Chinese engineering and manufacturing firm CASEN Investment Co. (formerly DK Solar) to provide  their heliostats (solar mirrors) and associated control systems for its first operational demonstration plant, under construction in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The Plant … Continue reading Innovative mirrors key to next generation Concentrated Solar Power system

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EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €45 million loan for the construction of the Noor Midelt I hybrid concentrated solar power + PV plant. It will have a capacity of 800 MW. New funds have recently been allocated to the development of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project in … Continue reading EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

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Morocco to increase wind energy with wind farm

As part of its national strategy to promote renewable energy, Morocco has commissioned a new wind farm in Boujdour, in occupied territory of Western Sahara.  The kingdom’s National Office of electricity and drinking water (ONEE) and the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), signed the Boujdour Plant building contracts with the Moroccan Nareva Holding and … Continue reading Morocco to increase wind energy with wind farm

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Morocco expands wind energy

Morocco is determined to speed up its transition to a low-carbon economy with the signing lately of new contracts for the building of a 300 megawatt wind farm in the southern province of Boujdour. The contracts of the wind farm to cost over €375 million were inked by the state-run electricity & water company (ONEE), … Continue reading Morocco expands wind energy

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Highlight potential of offshore wind power in emerging countries

Eight major emerging markets have a technical potential for offshore wind energy that triples the installed electricity generation capacity of the European Union, said a World Bank (WB) study. Brazil, India, Morocco, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Vietnam have, for this form of generation, with potentialities of 3.1 terawatts (TW): more than … Continue reading Highlight potential of offshore wind power in emerging countries

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Midelt, Enel Green Power’s best sustainable building site

Emissions kept at bay, total waste recycling and the refurbishment of a community water well: the building site for Midelt in Morocco is a poster child for sustainability and the creation of shared value. EGP keeps looking forward, thanks to its partnership agreement with IRESEN. Where there’s will, there’s a way: since day one, this … Continue reading Midelt, Enel Green Power’s best sustainable building site

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EGP is already realizing a 180 MW wind power project in Midelt

A collaboration agreement has been signed in Morocco between Enel Green Power and Institute Research Solar Energy Et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN). In Morocco, EGP is already realizing a 180 Mw wind energy project in Midelt. EGP can count on a new partner in Morocco to accelerate the country’s energy transition. As part of the “Solar … Continue reading EGP is already realizing a 180 MW wind power project in Midelt

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Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has just launched a call for pre-qualification (RfQ) for the second plant of the Noor Midelt solar thermal and photovoltaic complex (Noor Midelt II), as part of the development of the solar complex Noor Midelt. This call, which also comes after the auction of the Noor Midelt I … Continue reading Pre-qualification phase for the Noor Midelt II Concentrated Solar Power project launched in Morocco

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Morocco’s major ambitions in wind power

Morocco will have a wind tower 144 metres high in early 2020. It will be the largest in Africa, thus taking the record held so far by South Africa. The infrastructure will be built by the Spanish company Nabrawind Technologies. Morocco wants to build a giant wind tower. The 144-metre-high building will be the largest … Continue reading Morocco’s major ambitions in wind power

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Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

An estimated 550 MW of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) came online in 2018, increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW. CSP is also known as solar thermal electricity (STE). This annual increase represents the largest gain since 2014, and it occurred despite delays in several projects that had been … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power increasing cumulative global capacity more than 11% to just under 5.5 GW in 2018

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Masdar, EDF to build 800 MW hybrid concentrated solar power plant in Morocco

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) said the project, which will have a total installed capacity of 800 MW, is the world’s first advanced hybridisation of concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies.   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) said its consortium comprising EDF Renewables, a world leader in renewable energy electricity … Continue reading Masdar, EDF to build 800 MW hybrid concentrated solar power plant in Morocco

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EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

Combination of PV and concentrated solar power with storage will boost 800 MW plant’s flexibility, says winning consortium. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has announced – after a competitive international bidding process – that the consortium of EDF (through its subsidiary EDF Renewables), Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company- Masdar, and Green of Africa, … Continue reading EDF and Masdar to build 800 MW concentrated solar power – PV hybrid in Morocco

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IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

Morocco is pursuing an ambitious energy transition pathway. But reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement, will require the scaling up of private and public investments. The IEA’s review provides detailed recommendations to maintain the momentum for reform and increase ambitions for the country’s energy … Continue reading IEA publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies’s energy policies

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Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

Total installed wind power capacity in Africa and Middle East is now 5.7 GW. Leading countries in the region are Egypt (380 MW) and Kenya (310 MW). The surge for wind farm in Africa and Middle East is expected to continue with GWEC forecasting over 6.5 GW of new wind turbines capacity to be installed … Continue reading Africa and Middle East installed 962 MW new wind energy capacity in 2018 – over 300 MW more than in 2017

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