Morocco inaugurates largest wind farm in Africa

With the recent inauguration of the largest wind farm in Africa, Morocco has put another brick in the edifice of its clean energy strategy.

Inaugurated on Monday by HM king Mohammed VI, the 410-ha farm called “Dahr Saadane” is located in the town of Melloussa near the northern city of Tangier.

Worth 250 million Euros, it includes 165 wind turbines, 165 support struts, and 4 meteorological stations. It will cover 2.5% of domestic energy needs.

The energy produced in Tangier’s farm will save 126,000 metric tons of oil per year and will significantly reduce CO2 emissions (about 360,000 tons). ..read more

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