Morocco Eyes $9 Billion Solar Project
As the only North African country with no known oil reserves, theministers of Morocco are eager to cut dependence on foreign gas and oilimports with an ambitious plan to generate 2000MWs of renewable power by spending $9 billion on a new solar power project.
Whencompleted in 2020, the project will be capable of supplying about 40percent of the country’s entire energy needs by way of the sun.
With over 3000 hours of sunshine a year, the country feels thatgenerating about 5KWh per square meter per day is feasible. Theauthorities have promised all technical and financial resources to makethis project a success. The project will involve the development of five solar power stations that collectively will generate 2000MW ofelectrical power.
Via: Green Prophet
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