Wind energy is gaining ground in Morocco

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Massive wind energy project is yielding results for Morocco Morocco is home to the largest onshore wind energy system in Africa and it has offset a massive amount of emissions produced over the past two years. In 2015, the Tarfaya wind farm began operation and began changing the way Morocco received its electrical power. Previous to the wind farm providing energy, the country received 97% of its electrical power from fossil-fuels. Now, however, Morocco intends to focus more heavily on renewable energy in order to become more environmentally friendly and…

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Morocco turns on Noor 1 of the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant

The first phase of the new Ouarzazate solar energy plant has been switched on. Morocco’s massive solar power plant, which is scheduled to be fully operational by 2018, has successfully completed the first phase of its concentrated solar plant, located in the city of Ouarzazate. The nation recently announced that it has turned on Noor 1, the first of three sections of the facility, which, when combined, will make up the largest concentrated solar facility in the world. The plant will use crescent-shaped mirrors, not solar panels, to generate electricity.…

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Morocco to become world’s largest solar energy supplier

New project will establish Morocco as a leader in solar energy Morocco may soon become the leading power in solar energy. Next month, the country will be beginning the first phase of a large-scale renewable energy plan, where solar power will play a major role. The country is developing a new energy system outside the city of Ouarzazate and the government believes that it will become a very valuable source of power for Morocco. The project will be comprised of hydropower systems, as well as wind turbines, but it will…

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Morocco is working to build the world’s largest solar energy system

Massive renewable energy system is taking form in Morocco Interest in solar energy is growing throughout the world and Morocco is in an ideal position to take advantage of the power of the sun. In the landlocked city of Ouarzazate, the Morocco government is supporting the development of one of the world’s largest consolidated renewable energy systems. The system will focus primarily on solar energy, with hydropower and wind power also supplementing the energy system. Morocco is expected to get more than half of its energy from this project by…

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Recycling technology used in Morocco produces clean drinking water

A water treatment facility that recycles waste and urine water has changed the lives of Moroccan students. Fresh water resources are scarce in Morocco, but a new water treatment facility that utilizes urine recycling technology similar to what astronauts use at the International Space Station (ISS), has made it possible for school children who attend Sidi Taïbi to obtain safe and clean drinking water. The Moroccan school is the first public facility to utilize this technology. Located near Kenitra, which is just over 18 and a half miles (30 kilometers)…

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MENA region supports solar energy

Investments in solar power throughout the MENA region are growing at a rapid pace Investments in renewable energy from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) have been growing at a rapid pace. Several countries in the MENA region have come to show a great deal of favor for solar power. Regional governments are pushing for the adoption of clean energy because of its economic prospects. While solar development is often an expensive endeavor in itself, the economic benefits that can be gleaned from solar adoption are believed to…

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New solar energy systems begins construction in Morocco

Morocco Solar Energy

Morocco begins construction of promising solar energy system A massive new solar energy system has begun construction in Morocco this week. The country has been receiving a great deal of attention from renewable energy companies around the world due to the abundant sunshine it receives year-round. Morocco has become a very promising market for solar energy and this fact has not gone unnoticed by the government. King Mohammed VI officially celebrated the beginning of construction on this new solar energy system with a groundbreaking ceremony to show his support for…

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Morocco receives loan to boost alternative energy initiatives

Morocco Solar Energy

Morocco alternative energy sector continues to show promising growth Morocco is one of the countries in Africa that has made the most significant progress in its adoption of alternative energy. Like other countries on the continent, Morocco has taken an interest in alternative energy because of its economic and environmental potentials. The country has shown favor for both solar and wind energy, believing the two to be the most viable fits for its energy plans. Through the adoption of new political policies, the solar and wind energy markets of Morocco…

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Desertec gains momentum as companies and nations shift focus toward alternative energy

Saharan desert of Africa

The Saharan desert of Africa may soon be home to the world’s largest solar farm. The desert has been a prime target for solar energy as far back as 1913, when American engineer Frank Shuman first proposed building a solar farm in the region. The idea long laid dormant until it was picked up by a German particle physicist by the name of Gerhard Knies in 1986. For the past several decades, Knies has been developing a set of detailed plans he refers to as Desertec. Desertec aims to turn…

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Morocco to be home for new European Union solar farm

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The European Coalition, a branch of the European Union that is focused on promoting alternative energies, has selected Morocco to be home to a new solar energy plant. Morocco, nestled in Northwest Africa, may help Europe meet its long-term energy needs thanks to the deserts found in the nation. The Coalition will be working with the Desertec Industrial Initiative, a European alternative energy company that seeks to install solar farms in deserts throughout the Middle East and Africa. The solar farm will likely find a home in Southern Morocco in…

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