Morocco solar energy

Morocco Envisions 14% of Power from Sun by 2020

Speaking to AFP on the sidelines of a conference in Marrakesh, Deputy Energy Minister Mohammed Zniber said that his country is “very confident” of finding the investment necessary to build massive solar plants in its southern desert regions.
“Our target is that in 2020, 42 percent of our power supply will come from renewable energy, including 14 percent from solar,” he said […]

Morocco Stays Renewable Energy Course Amidst Arab Spring

Morocco’s been able to steer a moderate, largely peaceful course since the Arab Spring, one that includes a strong commitment to realizing the goals of an ambitious national renewable energy / energy efficiency strategy. In a CleanTechnica interview, the director of Morocco’s new renewable energy agency laid out in more detail the aims, underpinnings, and means by which Morocco is working to realize its renewable energy and energy efficiency goals. […]

World Bank Group Co-Finances Morocco’s Ouarzazate 500 MW Solar Thermal Power Project

The World Bank Group is providing $300 million in loans to co-finance Ouarzazate, a 500 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant that would be one of the largest in the world upon completion. The World Bank Group’s IBRD and Clean Technology Fund are members of a public-private partnership with the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy that also includes includes four international lenders from Europe and Africa.