The project for the construction of a 130 kWp Solar plus Storage Facility at MMVI or rather the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, has officially begun following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the contemporary and modern art museum in Rabat, Morocco.
The ceremony was led by Mehdi Qotbi, the president of the National Museum Foundation (FNM), and Badr Ikken, the Director-General of the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) in the presence of Abdelaziz El Idrissi, the director of the MMVI as well as representatives of the media and personalities from the world of art.
Agreement to develop an innovative model of energy production and management at the MMVI
The groundbreaking ceremony comes approximately 3 months after the FNM, together with IRESEN and its international research platform Green Energy Park, signed a partnership agreement in October last year (2020) to develop an innovative model of energy production and management at the MMVI.
As a result of the agreement, a new real-time supervision system, taking into account the conservation requirements of artworks, was developed, allowing automatic control of these various parameters and consequently optimizing the energy consumption of energy-intensive terminals.
Expectations for Solar plus Storage Facility at MMVI
Upon completion, the facility is expected to allow the contemporary and modern art museum to reduce its electricity bill by 50%.
It is also expected to make the MMVI the first museum in the African continent to use solar energy and a storage system (of batteries), and serve as a referral for the use of this technological solution in the other museums of the Kingdom and the entire continent.