Morocco constructs a new wind farm

1 February 2011

A new wind farm with an output of 150 Megawatts will be constructed in Morocco, at Taza, to the north-east of Rabat.

The works, which will take three years, will cost a total of 304.5 million dollars, reports the Xinhua press agency.

This project is in line with the"Moroccan Integrated Wind Program" of the Moroccan Electricity Office, and the aim is to attain a total installed wind energy capacity of 2,000 MW by 2020, but also 2,000 MW from solar energy.

To reach these goals, the government will invest 9 billion dollars in solar energy and 6 billion dollars in wind energy, explained M. Mouline, CEO of the National Agency for the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency (ADEREE), to the MAP press agency.

He was speaking on the fringe of the Chinese-Moroccan investment forum, organised on January 18 and 19 in Beijing. "The renewable energies sector in Morocco is highly promising for Chinese investors", he added.

Categories: Energy

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