Morocco: A Leading Country in Renewable Energies

According to British television channel ITV, over the past decade, Morocco has become a “leading” country in renewable energy technologies, adding that the Kingdom has “the largest solar power plant in the world”.

The television report explained that in Morocco, 2,500 hours of sun flood the Saharan sands every year, and every day, the wind blows there, stressing that the Moroccan government’s strategy provides for the sale of its energy abroad.

Accordingly, a British company tends to build a wind and solar park there with the aim of exploiting this energy in the United Kingdom.

Quoted in the report, Sir Dave Lewis, president of the XLinks project, clarified that “we can generate three times more energy per square meter in Morocco than in the United Kingdom”.

Accordingly, Solar panels would produce energy in Morocco, before it arrives via four submarine cables – each nearly 4,000 km long – passing through Spain, Portugal and France, to reach the national grid in Devon.

“This project could provide 8% of the UK’s energy needs or the equivalent of the energy needs of seven million homes”, he mentioned.

“The technology exists to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Yet, we need to invest, and probably more quickly”, Mr. Lewis argued, emphasizing that “we can reduce the price of electricity in a renewable and sustainable way, and we definitely have to do it “.

By Nouhaila El Bouhli

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