Morocco’s massive new solar power plant addresses on of the major issues of solar energy: it continues producing at night:
They’re part of what could become the biggest solar power plant in the world.
Morocco is investing about $2.6 billion on the construction of the Ouarzazate complex, which forms the heart of a $9 billion strategy to harness one of the country’s greatest natural resources — sunshine.
When completed in 2017, it will cover an area nine times the size of New York’s Central Park and generate enough electricity to power about one million households.
The first phase was officially opened last month, and a further three linked plants will come online by the end of next year, according to the president of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, Mustapha Bakkoury.
“It’s very impressive,” Bakkoury told CNNMoney. “You cannot see the end of the [solar] mirrors.”..[FULL STORY]