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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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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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