Construction of the 160MW Noor 1 CSP project has officially started following a ground breaking ceremony held on 10 May attended by King Mohammed VI.
Located in Souss-Massa-Draa, Ouarzazate, Morocco, the project represents the first solar project to be developed for the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) and is the first in a series of several planned developments at the Noor 1 Solar Complex. MASEN has plans to install a total of 500MW at the Noor 1 complex incorporating several utility-scale solar power plants using various solar technologies.
According to Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power International, the project will represent the first utility-scale solar thermal plant in Morocco.
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