Solar-Powered SUV Drives Morocco: From Mountain Peaks to Desert Dunes
Experience the future of driving: the world's first off-road solar-powered SUV designed by a team of Eindhoven University of Technology students, tested in Morocco. 710km range with a top speed of 145km/h, light-weight and ultra-efficient. Don't miss out!
Oct 17, 2023 // Transport, Africa, Morocco, Eindhoven University of Technology
OCP Group Secures IFC Debt for 400 MWp Solar
Discover how OCP Group, a Moroccan producer of phosphates and fertilisers, has secured funding from the IFC and is taking the lead on North Africa's largest solar-plus-storage project. With 200MWp of solar parks and 100MW of energy storage, OCP is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2027.
Oct 11, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Morocco, OCP Group
China-Al Mada Strike $2B EV Battery Deal in Morocco
CNGR Advanced Material and Al Mada have announced plans to set up a $2 billion industrial hub in Morocco for EV battery production with an annual capacity of 1 million vehicles. Strategic initiatives by Huayou & Gotion High-Tech result in a combined $26.3 billion investment in Morocco's automotive sector.
Sep 22, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Africa, Morocco, CNGR Advanced Material, Al Mada
Morocco Launches Noor Midelt III Tender
Masen is making strides towards their goal of 52% renewable energy by 2030, with the launch of a call for pre-qualification for the 400-MW Noor Midelt III solar power project and accompanying 400-MWh battery energy storage system. Interested parties have until October 20 to submit proposals for the competitive process.
Aug 10, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, tender, Africa, Morocco
6 Consortiums Pre-Qualified for Morocco's 400 MW Atlas Solar Plant
Morocco's Masen announces pre-qualification of six consortiums to construct 400 MW solar plant in the Atlas Mountains aiming to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Leading consortiums include Cobra, EDF, Enel, Iberdrola, International Power and Acwa Power with a two-hour storage capacity. Morocco's goal is to reach 80% renewable energy by 2050, and Noor Midelt II is a major contributor to that effort.
Jul 12, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, Morocco, PV Power Plant
TAQA to spend USD 1.6 bn in renewables in Morocco
The Moroccan subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) is preparing to invest USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.5 bn) in renewable resource projects in the North African nation by the end of this decade, its chairman Abdul Majeed Eraqi stated on Tuesday as cited by regional media.
Mar 8, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Morocco, TAQA
Morocco Eyes 1.6 GW Renewables with $1.95 Billion Investment in Disputed Western Sahara Area
The renewable resource projects are being applied in the contested Western Sahara area. The RE capacity represents concerning 36 percent of the complete capacity which is currently being set up in Morocco.
Feb 9, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, NTPC, Africa, Morocco, masen, Xlinks, Africa renewable energy, Leila Benali, Western Sahara
Voltalia take advantage of growth, EPC device performance in Q2
French renewables firm Voltalia's Q2 revenues were up 26% year-on-year to EUR111 million (US$ 113 million) as its project advancement, building and construction as well as devices purchase section continued to grow.
Jul 22, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, EPC, IPP, Europe, Africa, Morocco, Albania, developer, company results
MENA to include 50GW of utility-scale solar by 2030, report says
Countries between East as well as North Africa have plans to increase utility-scale solar capacity by 49.5 GW by 2030, according to Global Energy Monitor (GEM).
Jun 30, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Africa, middle east, mena, Morocco
UK financier sustains 10.5 GW wind-solar project in Morocco with submarine cable
UK-based Xlinks plans to build 10.5 GW of wind and also solar in Morocco as well as sell the power in the UK. London-based investment firm Octopus Energy said it signed up with pressures with the project developer, Xlinks, to aid it progress with building.
May 20, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, Europe, Africa, Octopus Energy, Morocco, PV Power Plant, Dave Lewis, Simon Morrish
10.5 GW Solar, Wind and Storage Space Project in Morocco
British company Xlinks is developing a 10.5 GW solar-plus-wind project, incorporated with a battery storage center, in Morocco's Guelmim Oued Noun area. Of the created quantity, 3.6 GW renewable energy will be supplied to the UK via the globe's longest subsea cables.
Sep 30, 2021 // Plants, UK, Europe, Africa, Morocco, Renewable Energy, Battery Storage Facility, solar-plus-wind project, Xlinks
Moroccan solar-wind huge hybrid unveiled
A 10.5 GW solar-plus-wind project is under advancement in Morocco's Guelmim Oued Noun region, with 3.6 GW of this to be exported to Great Britain.
Sep 27, 2021 // Plants, Storage, United Kingdom, Europe, Great Britain, Africa, solar-plus-wind, Morocco, solar wind hybrid
ST's Bouskoura Plant to Utilize 50% Energy from Renewables by 2022
French-Italian semiconductor producing firm STMicroelectronics has actually announced that its Bouskoura site in Morocco will certainly obtain 50% of its energy from renewable resources by 2022 compared to 1% in 2020, as part of its activity strategy to accomplish carbon-neutrality by 2027.
Jul 28, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Africa, Morocco, Renewable Energy, Bouskoura, STMicroelectronics, Fabrice Gomez
Morocco tenders 400 MW solar projects
The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has actually released a tender to establish 400 MW of solar projects as a part of its Noor PV-II multi-site program. According to Mercom Capital Group, the extent of job consists of the style, financing, and building and construction of solar projects as well as their upkeep and procedure.
Jan 8, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Africa, Morocco, Solar Project
Test bench compares floating PV with onshore solar arrays
Moroccan researchers have actually established a brand-new floating PV test bench. They assert floating solar arrays use far better power returns than roof and ground-mounted PV systems, with reduced module operating temperatures.
Aug 31, 2020 // Technology, Floating PV, floating PV, Africa, Morocco