Morocco’s solar power project draws international interest

Morocco’s USD 9 billion solar power project has drawn more interest than expected, as about international 200 firms have submitted their expressions of interest for the first phase, said the head of Morocco’s solar power agency, Mustapha Bakkoury, in a press conference.

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) launched in May a call for tender for building a solar power plan in the vicinity of the southern city of Ouarzazate with a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW).

According to Bakkoury, the investors who have expressed their interest in this project, which will produce enough power for about 90,000 households, are from a number of countries which have experience in this field…read more

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