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Project for Construction of First Solar Power Plant in Casablanca Launched

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A project for the construction of the first-ever solar power plant in Casablanca has been launched. The project will be developed by Green Power Morocco on an area of a total of 75 hectares. The site is within the municipality of Hjar Nahal in the Tangier-Assilah Prefecture.

The first-ever solar power plant in Casablanca will include more than 91,000 photovoltaic panels. The panels come with solar trackers. These trackers will contribute to the plant’s increase in production capacity.

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Upon completion, the facility will have an installed capacity of 34 megawatt-peak (MWp). It will produce 67-gigawatt hours annually and contribute to improving Morocco’s electrical energy production capacity. 

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Commentary on the project for the construction of the first solar power plant in Casablanca

The CEO of Green Power Morocco spoke at the project’s launching ceremony. Philip Jenkins gave thanks to the district for supporting the project’s inauguration.

Additionally, Jalal Benhayoun the Director General of the Regional Investment Centre of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region (CRI-TTA) spoke at the launching ceremony. He remarked that the project is a result of joint efforts at both central and local levels. He further added that they also aim to accelerate the economic and energy transition in Morocco to a low-carbon model.

Lastly, Jalala concluded by noting that in the context of the post-pandemic economic crisis, the use of renewable energy is significant. He explained that with soaring energy prices, the use of renewable energy is no more a luxury but rather, a necessity. 

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