Posts Tagged ‘Ouarzazate’

Watch a Massive Solar Power Plant Take Shape in the Sahara Desert | Gizmodo

NASA-supplied satellite photos show the before-and-after of Morocco’s massive solar project construction: Construction for the first phase of Morocco’s Noor 1 power plant is nearing completion. Once complete in 2020, the solar farm will be the largest of its kind in the world. But even now, the plant’s half-million solar mirrors are already visible from space. There’s no question that solar power is the future, an energy trend that’s fueling ...

VIDEO: “Morocco” by Dustin Lee | Vimeo

Morocco from Dustin Lee on Vimeo. Morocco is a cool country. Kind of crazy, kind of stressful, but always fascinating and beautiful. The people are very friendly too! We spent two weeks there and visited the following places- Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Fes, Chefchaouen, and Tangier. This video was shot on a Panasonic GH4 with a kit lens because I’m too lazy to bring more than one lens when I travel. ...

Vast desert sun farm to help light up Morocco | Agence France-Presse

Morocco’s renewable energy sector is producing big results for the country’s economy as well as the environment: On the edge of the Sahara desert, engineers make final checks to a sea of metal mirrors turned towards the sun, preparing for the launch of Morocco’s first solar power plant. The ambitious project is part of the North African country’s goal of boosting its clean energy output with what it says will ...

Moroccan solar plant to bring energy to a million people | BBC

Excitement builds as Morocco takes one step closer towards its renewable energy vision: A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month. The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening. The first phase will generate for three hours after dark; the ...

Morocco Will Soon Become the World’s Solar Energy Superpower | takepart

As the Ouarzazate solar complex opens next month, excitement builds about Morocco’s renewable energy capability: Next month, Morocco will be taking the first step toward becoming the world’s solar energy superpower. That’s when the first phase of a planned renewable energy plant will go online under the Saharan sun outside the city of Ouarzazate. “We are very proud of this project,” Morocco’s environment minister, Hakima El Haite, told The Guardian. ...
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