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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China to build world’s largest solar energy station

The monster-sized solar power plant could power as many as a million homes. The massive solar energy station that is being built by China is called Delingha, and when it is complete it will cover 25 square kilometers (roughly 10 square miles) of unused ground space in the Gobi desert and is expected to generate 810 MW (megawatts) of solar power, which would not only make it the biggest solar power plant in the world, but it could produce enough energy to power a million homes. Construction began on the…

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