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Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

The consortium formed by SENER and SEPCO III has completed the reliability test for the 150-MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar power plant. It is one more step in the start-up of the facility, which is nearing commercial operation and final delivery to the client. With this reliability test, which ran for ten straight days, … Continue reading Noor Ouarzazate III central receiver concentrated solar power plant with storage completes its reliability test

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Morocco to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm

The 850 MW wind power project has been awarded to a consortium set up by Nareva and EGP. Siemens Wind Power, the Moroccan utility ONEE (Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable), the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) and Midelt Wind Farm SA are also involved in this wind energy project. Moroccan leading … Continue reading Morocco to Start Building 180 MW Wind Farm

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The 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar tower power plant with storage system accomplished the first synchronization

SENER is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing, last August, the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid. With these milestones, SENER starts the last phase before the plant’s commercial operation and final delivery to the client.   This plant is … Continue reading The 150 MW Noor Ouarzazate III concentrated solar tower power plant with storage system accomplished the first synchronization

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Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

Morocco is finalizing Noor Ouarzazate concentrated solar power complex, the world’s largest solar plant, said the engineering and technology group SENER Wednesday.   SENER said it is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III, after completing the first synchronization of the 150 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant to the Moroccan grid. … Continue reading Morocco finalizes world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

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Soluna to build 900 MW wind power plant in Morocco

Morocco has attracted investment in solar and wind power as part of a goal to generate 52 percent of its electricity from renewable energies. Blockchain company Soluna plans to build a 900-megawatt wind farm to power a computing center in Dakhla in the Morocco-administered Western Sahara, its chief executive John Belizaire said in an interview. … Continue reading Soluna to build 900 MW wind power plant in Morocco

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Soluna To Build Its Own Wind Power Plant in Morocco

Soluna Technologies, Ltd. has unveiled plans to build its own wind farm power plant in Southern Morocco in one of the world’s windiest regions and combine it with the company’s private computing facilities to help power the blockchain in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way. The New York-based computing company, backed by Brookstone Partners, will … Continue reading Soluna To Build Its Own Wind Power Plant in Morocco

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Brookstone to Build Wind Farm in Morocco

Brookstone Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, has announced plans to construct 900 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Dakhla – a disputed territory presently administered by Morocco. Brookstone founded ‘Soluna’ – the site that will house the proposed wind farm – after acquiring rights to the land from Altus AG. The company hopes to … Continue reading Brookstone to Build Wind Farm in Morocco

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120 MW Khalladi wind farm in Morocco is inaugurated

ACWA Power inaugurated its 120 MW Khalladi wind farm in Melloussa, Tangier, supplying clean power to a number of large industrial companies. A new wind farm, developed by ACWA Power in collaboration with ARIF investment fund, and located at Jbel Sendouq, represents an investment of 1.7 billion dirhams (around $170 million). This entirely privately funded … Continue reading 120 MW Khalladi wind farm in Morocco is inaugurated

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ACWA Power inaugurates Khalladi wind farm in Morocco

ACWA Power on Sunday inaugurated its 120 MW Khalladi Wind Farm in Tangier, which will supply clean power to a number of large industrial companies, mainly operating in the cement sector in Morocco at competitive scale. The wind farm, developed by ACWA Power in collaboration with ARIF investment fund, and located at Jbel Sendouq, 30 … Continue reading ACWA Power inaugurates Khalladi wind farm in Morocco

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Morocco Khalladi Wind Farm Starts Producing Power

Morocco’s Khalladi wind power plant, built in the North of the Kingdom, has started producing its first electricity, which it injected into the local power grid. The wind farm, developed by ACWA Power in collaboration with ARIF investment fund, is the first private renewable energy project in the country. It has been developed under a … Continue reading Morocco Khalladi Wind Farm Starts Producing Power

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Siemens Gamesa inaugurates the first blade plant in Africa and the Middle East

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier (Morocco), an event chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid El Alamy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. The first blade plant of a wind turbine manufacturer in Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa inaugurates the first blade plant in Africa and the Middle East

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Wind power in Morocco: Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant already operational

In Morocco, Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant is already operational and is to be inaugurated on October 11, 2017. Investment agreement for the project was signed in March 2016 and the latter cost €100 million ($11,730,000). The plant can therefore supply the 200MW windfarm led by Nareva in Boujdour (85% of its production is to be … Continue reading Wind power in Morocco: Siemens’ wind turbines blades plant already operational

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Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Tarfaya

Tarfaya is home to Africa’s largest wind farm and it generates enough power for 1.5 million homes, but it is only the start of Morocco’s green revolution. The World Bank showed in 2015 that 97 percent of Morocco’s energy came from imported fossil fuel, but this is beginning to change. Built within two years and … Continue reading Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Tarfaya

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IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) 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 solar power industry, part of … Continue reading IFC supports concentrated solar power (CSP) in Morocco

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The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

NOORo I, NOORo II and NOORo III, three solar thermoelectric power plants belonging to the largest solar complex on the planet, located in Ouarzazate (Morocco), are turnkey developments of the SENER engineering and technology group, in which the latter provides its own technology. These facilities are expected to attract the attention of the majority of … Continue reading The NOORo I, II and III concentrated solar power plants at COP22

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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 recognize the potential inherent in … Continue reading Morocco: Why Invest in Concentrated Solar Power?

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Wind power in Africa

As the only country in North Africa without significant proven hydrocarbon reserves, Morocco has consistently backed the construction of wind and solar energy projects. It was the fourth biggest investor in renewable energy in relation to the size of its GDP in the world last year. The government’s latest targets aim to boost the proportion … Continue reading Wind power in Africa

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Morocco to give 600 mosques a green makeover

Six hundred “green mosques” are to be created in Morocco by March 2019 in a national consciousness-raising initiative that aims to speed the country’s journey to clean energy. If all goes to plan, the green revamp will see LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed in 100 mosques by the end of … Continue reading Morocco to give 600 mosques a green makeover

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Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order with Acwa Power to supply 40 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for the 120 MW Khalladi wind park, which will be located in the windy Tangiers region of northern Morocco.   The contract comprises the supply of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year … Continue reading Wind energy in Morocco: Vestas receives 120 MW order

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Morocco launches wind farm to address needs of industrial firms

The first private wind farm in Morocco will be launched in the northern city of Tangiers in September 2017, local media reported on Wednesday. Moroccan news site Media24.ma said the 120 MW windfarm will be built on the ridge of the Jbel Sendouq, mountainous area located approximately 50 km east of Tangiers. In June 2010, … Continue reading Morocco launches wind farm to address needs of industrial firms

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