His Majesty Moroccan King Chairs Noor Solar Plan

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His Majesty King Mohammed VI chaired a working discussion to examine the development of the implementation of the Moroccan solar planMoroccan Solar NOOR to enhance it in the future.

The meeting is part of the normal follow-up by HM the King of the plan’s different phases from the time when it was launched on November 2, 2009 in Ouarzazate along with the setting up of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN).

HM the King reaffirmed Morocco’s will to make sure the stability of its economic and social improvement through a competent, environment-friendly energy policy to protect future generations from economic and ecological pressures.

A presentation on the development of the first plant NOOR Ouarzazate 1 which is following its agenda after finishing the tender and funding stages was given by the Chairman of MASEN board of directors. The first kilowatt-hours of NOOR Ouarzazate 1, the leading plant worldwide will be introduced in the national electric network as of August 2015. The presentation also touched on the selection of new sites for the potential projects by 2020 to conserve objectives set for the Moroccan solar plan.

The selection of the new sites is carried out by virtue of the Solar Atlas of the Moroccan terrain which was recently confirmed and completed by a multidimensional analysis of the different regions. The selected sites for the forthcoming projects by the Moroccan solar plan are Midelt and Tata.

The sovereign conferred on this occasion his orders to generate the Moroccan solar plan a real lever for south-north and south-south cooperation through sharing green energy with European countries and institutional and operational collaboration with sub-Saharan African countries with solar potential.

Mohamed Dekkak