Morocco establishes International Tender for Large-scale Solar Power Project

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has established a new international tender for a large-scale solar power project with a total installed capacity of 400MW.

The solar power project will include systems based on solar PV and solar thermal power generation technology, according to The North Africa Post.

The success of MASEN project is set to boost Morocco’s solar base, and will also have a considerable positive outcome on cutting the country’s carbon emissions as well as reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.

During the 2015 UN climate change conference in Paris, Morocco revealed that it has increased its pledge to reduce carbon emissions from 42% by 2020 to 52% by 2030. This is set to be achieved through the increased deployment of renewable resources.

Morocco expects to generate 1,000MW from wind energy between 2015 and 2025, and solar energy contributing a share of 1,100MW, while hydro power will supplement the energy mix with about 450MW.

Source: ESI Africa

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