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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, southern Morocco.  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 Italy’s Enel Green Power … 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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Chinese firm helps build world’s largest concentrated solar power complex in Morocco’s desert

In the early morning of January, as the snow covering the Atlas Mountains in central Morocco remains unmelted, the Chinese staff of the NOOR Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects in Ouarzazate, a city south of the mountain range, have already started a day’s work despite the freezing temperature. Photo taken on Jan. 10, 2018 shows … Continue reading Chinese firm helps build world’s largest concentrated solar power complex in Morocco’s desert

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Morocco produces 35 percent of electricity from renewable energy in 2018

Morocco produced 35 percent of its electrical power in 2018 from renewable energy sources, said here on Wednesday Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development Aziz Rabbah. Morocco switched on an additional 840 megawatt in 2018, raising the country’s renewable energy capacity to more than 3,677 megawatt, Rabbah told a press conference. This capacity … Continue reading Morocco produces 35 percent of electricity from renewable energy in 2018

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Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

The 5 countries have signed today in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers. At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would eventually lead to renewable electricity exchanges between … Continue reading Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

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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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