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Morocco in the fast lane with world's largest concentrated solar farm
The Kingdom of Morocco is a Northwest African country that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. A large part of the country is mountainous, but the southeastern-most portions are part of the Sahara Desert. There, the kingdom operates the world largest solar farm that produces enough electricity to power over one million homes.
As most of the energy need was provided by imported fossil fuels, Morocco has been trying to increase the share of renewable energy. Thanks partly to this newly built the Noor-Ouarzazate complex, 35% of its energy is already renewable now. They are aiming to produce more energy by renewables than fossil fuels by 2030.
They seem to have a clear goal to live with clean energy under the clear sky.
Enjoy reading and learn how electricity is generated in this mega powerplant and how it was financed.