Morocco is constructing the most important photo voltaic farm in all of Africa

Morocco is building the biggest solar farm in all of Africa

Morocco’s one hundred sixty MW concentrated photo voltaic farm, Noor 1, was solely the beginning. When the African nation is completed, Noor 1 can be joined by three extra equally-sized energy crops which can generate a whopping 500 MW of renewable power. That is sufficient to energy 1 million houses, or about half of the nation’s residences.

The $9 billion Noor undertaking is situated outdoors the town of Ouarzazate on a stretch of land roughly the identical measurement as Rabat, Morocco’s capital metropolis. “We aren’t an oil producer. We import ninety four % of our power as fossil fuels from overseas and that has massive penalties for our state finances,” Morocco’s surroundings minister, Hakima el-Haite, informed the Guardian. Moreover, Noor 1 alone is predicted to scale back the nation’s greenhouse emissions by as much as 1 / 4 million tons a yr over 25 years. And, when Noor 2 and three come on-line in 2017, each of which may retailer photo voltaic power for as much as eight hours, the complete Sahara area may have entry to uninterrupted photo voltaic-generated electrical energy 24/7.

[Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images]

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