Morocco has bolstered its leadership in renewable energies with the inauguration of the fourth and final stage of the Noor Solar plant complex in Ouarzazate with a 582 MW total capacity.
King Mohammed VI launched works to achieve the fourth phase, which uses photovoltaic (PV) technology to produce electricity. The site will have a capacity of 72 MW and will be achieved for a total cost of 750 million dirhams.
Noor Ouarzazate IV will be implemented by Morocco’s Solar Energy Agency (MASEN) in partnership with a consortium of private operators led by Saudi Acwa Power group and German development bank KfW, which alone contributed 659 million dirhams.
The Noor project is part of a low carbon economy endeavor launched by Morocco to bring the share of renewable energies in the national electricity mix to 52% by 2030.
The second and third power stations of Noor solar complex (Noor II and Noor III) were launched by the Sovereign on February 04, 2016.Their completion rate reached 76 and 74% respectively.
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