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Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

The report offers solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) project details for each market along with country-specific demand forecasts to 2017. The MENA region possesses the greatest technical potential for renewable energy in the world with much of this potential attributed to solar power. This potential is now starting to be more seriously considered, … Continue reading Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

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French, Moroccan companies to build Africa’s largest wind farm

French utility giant GDF Suez and Morocco’s Nareva Holding will build and operate Africa’s largest wind farm in the Tarfaya desert area of southern Morocco, GDF said in a statement on Friday. A total of 400 million euros will be invested in this project, which is due to enter service at the end of 2013. … Continue reading French, Moroccan companies to build Africa’s largest wind farm

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GDF Suez to build and operate largest wind farm in Africa

GDF SUEZ is pleased to announce the construction of the 300MW Tarfaya wind farm in Morocco, which will be the largest wind project in Africa. The project is owned in partnership with Nareva Holding, a Moroccan energy company. GDF Suez SA, Europe’s biggest utility by market value, will develop Africa’s largest wind farm in Morocco … Continue reading GDF Suez to build and operate largest wind farm in Africa

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Second phase of Ouarzazate Concentrating Solar Power complex

Masen launches request for qualification process to select potential sponsors to develop the next Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) phase of the Ouarzazate solar power complex. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) has announced on January, 23 the prequalification process for the second phase of the Ouarzazate CSP complex has kicked off. Masen is currently … Continue reading Second phase of Ouarzazate Concentrating Solar Power complex

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UAE, Morocco sign pact on renewable energy

The chief executive of Abu Dhabi- based environmental city Masdar said Sunday that he has signed a framework agreement with Morocco’s minister of energy, mines, water and the environment to cooperate in renewable energy solutions. Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber said that he signed the agreement during the 6th World Future Energy Summit held from Jan. 15 … Continue reading UAE, Morocco sign pact on renewable energy

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France, Morocco Sign Solar Power, Wind Energy Deals

France and Morocco have signed contracts worth 280 million euros, including a partnership to finance a programme to develop solar and wind power. France is also pushing a deal to try and reduce the flight to cheap labour by French employers. The deals were signed as French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visited Casablanca, trying to … Continue reading France, Morocco Sign Solar Power, Wind Energy Deals

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KfW kicks off first solar-thermal power plant in Ouarzazate

Today KfW Entwicklungsbank, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), signed a loan agreement with the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), as project company, amounting to EUR 100 million for the first large solar-thermal power plant in Morocco. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Moroccan … Continue reading KfW kicks off first solar-thermal power plant in Ouarzazate

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Morocco seeks to be solar energy leader

Morocco’s driving to become the world’s leading solar power state with a pilot project in the Sahara Desert. Morocco is driving to become the world’s leading solar power state, with a 7,400-acre pilot project in the Sahara Desert it hopes will lead to vast carbon-free solar energy plants that could supply much of Europe’s electricity … Continue reading Morocco seeks to be solar energy leader

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Acciona will build one of Africa’s biggest Concentrating Solar Power plants

The Concentrating Solar Power plant will have a maximum installed capacity of 160MW, at an investment of around 500 million euro. Moroccan Government’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen) has selected a project led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, and made up of a number of companies including Spain’s TSK and Aires, as Preferred Bidder for the first … Continue reading Acciona will build one of Africa’s biggest Concentrating Solar Power plants

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Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Awarded with the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power project

The consortium formed by Acwa Power International (Acwa Power), Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas (Aries) and TSK Energía y Plantas Industriales (TSK), has been preferred bidder with the first phase of the 500 MW solar project in Morocco. The Ouarzazate Phase 1 Project, a 160MW CSP plant to be built in the area of Ouarzazate, is … Continue reading Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas Awarded with the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power project

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Morocco selects Saudi-led group for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

A group led by Saudi International Company for Water and Power (ACWA) has won a $1-billion contract to build a 160-megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power plant south of Morocco, which hopes to be a key exporter of clean Mustafa Bakkoury, who heads the state’s Solar Energy Agency (Masen), made the announcement at a news conference. … Continue reading Morocco selects Saudi-led group for Concentrating Solar Power Plant

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Morocco: 2,000 Megawatt Solar Energy by 2020

The high solar irradiance represents a further advantage. In order to make full use of the whole potential offered, some measures and improvements still need to be made: the PV Technology Conference – North Africa 2012 focused on these measures and on the actual framework in the field of photovoltaic in Northern Africa. The conference … Continue reading Morocco: 2,000 Megawatt Solar Energy by 2020

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Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

The plant, which will be financed by Attijariwafa Bank, Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE) and France’s Banque Populaire, will be built astride the Atlantic ocean in southern Morocco. It is said to be the largest such plant on the African continent. “The plant is to be constructed on a build, operate and transfer basis. The original … Continue reading Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

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Wind energy: Kharabel wins Moroccan wind farm deal

The wind energy project would be Africa’s biggest wind farm.UAE-based Kharabel and Moroccan firm Nareva have won a contract to develop a 300-megawatt wind farm in southern Morocco from state power utility ONE, local newspaper Les Echos reported on Wednesday. Quoting ONE’s legal advisers, Chadbourne & Parke, the newspaper said the consortium valued the project … Continue reading Wind energy: Kharabel wins Moroccan wind farm deal

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