Morocco Launches Second Phase of 400MW Solar PV Tender


The agency said it will now work closely with the pre-qualified bidders and will ensure their projects will be located at sites with suitable grid connection and infrastructure. The site selection takes into account a series of criteria including suitability for solar PV technology, accessibility, topography and environmental and social acceptability as well as the absence of competition with other economic activities.

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These sites are located near Sidi Bennour, Kelaa Sraghna, Taroudant, Bejaad, El Hajeb and Ain Beni Mathar. The selected projects will be part of the first phase of the Noor PV II project, under which several PV arrays will be built across eight different locations.

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Morocco intends to build at least 2 GW of generation capacity under the Noor Solar Plan. The country’s energy strategy, launched in 2009, aims to increase the share of renewable energies in its electricity production capacity to 42% by 2020, and to 52% by 2030.

Link to tender document access HERE

Author: Joël Spaes

This article was originally published in pv magazine and is republished with permission.

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