Morocco’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals Involve using Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Technology

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Technology

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Technology ( Solar Thermal Magazine) – Morocco’s new strategy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and foreign imports hinges around increasing the countries renewable energy capacity by 41 percent by the year 2020. Morocco estimates that the Morocco Solar Plan which includes investments in concentrated solar thermal power technology will deliver 2000 MW towards Morocco’s renewable energy target.

The program will cost an estimated US $9 billion and provide many new jobs and economic opportunity for the country.

The country is making the financial and human resources available accordingly and has created a dedicated plan to achieve their goal. Morocco’s location provides tremendous continuous amounts of solar energy and represents a huge asset to the country much more important in the long run that oil,gas or coal reserves.

 

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Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.