Climate investment fund : OUARZAZATE LIGHTING UP THE SKY
Imagine a solar plant the size of around 3,500 soccer fields, an area almost equivalent to that of San Francisco.
Or a giant field of around 2 million mirrors that turn sunlight into enough clean energy to supply around 6% of an entire country.
Fiction this is not. This is Morocco’s Noor Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant, the largest solar complex of its kind in the world. Located in the southern city of Ouarzazate, the more-than-6,000-acre facility is a stunning display of Morocco’s renewable energy ambitions.
Noor is the first CSP site in Morocco, and its 580-megawatt output is accelerating the country’s bid for a 52% renewable energy mix by 2030. It also represents a significant development in global CSP capacity, which in 2016, stood at only 4.8 gigawatts (GW).