Morocco: 230MW Combined CSP, Solar PV and Storage Tender Opened

  • The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) has put out a RFQ as part of the first stage in a tender process to build, operate and maintain a 230 MW solar plant near the town of Midelt in the Atlas mountains.
  • Applications for the pre-qualification round of the Noor Midelt II project are open until September 16.
  • The solar complex is expected to include both CSP as well as PV technology plus storage.

Funding for the project will be provided by the African Development Bank, French Development Agency, European Investment Bank, World Bank, Clean Technology Fund, German development bank KfW, the European Commission and private investors.

In May this year, MASEN announced the awarding of a 800 MW plant worth US 781.5 million to a consortium of France’s EDF Renewables, UAE’s Masdar and Morocco’s Green Energy of Africa. Read more

Morocco is part of a regional expansion in renewables, with plans to generate 52 percent of electricity from solar, wind and hydropower by 2030 from 34 percent currently. The nation is also starting construction this year on 850 megawatts of wind power. Morocco plans to add 6 gigawatts of installed renewables capacity — including solar, wind and hydropower — between 2018 and 2030.

Link to tender document here

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) explained. Read more 

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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