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The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has shortlisted 5 consortia to bid for the phase 1 of the 800 MW Noor Midelt solar power complex. Noor Midelt is the first complex that specifies hybrid plants including both CSP and PV. Total capacity is expected to reach 400 MW, of which 150 to 190 MW would be provided by CSP with with minimum of 5 hours storage.
The consortiums officially pre-qualified are:
With vigor and vision, the government of Morocco is racing toward a renewable energy target of 42% by 2020 under the Moroccan Solar Plan (MSP), which entails an investment of USD 9 billion to achieve 2 GW of solar energy installed capacity by 2020.
Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan
AfDB/World Bank-supported plan to generate more than a gigawatt of power
– Both plants will be able to store energy and generate power after sunset
SEVILLE, Spain, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, announced today that it has begun construction on the 50 MW solar power tower Khi Solar One and the 100 MW parabolic trough plant KaXu Solar One in South Africa. The concentrating solar power (CSP) plants were two of the 28 renewable energy projects announced late 2011 by the South Africa Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE intends to bring 17,800 MW of renewable energy online by 2030.
Standard Bank Group has been named the “Most Innovative Investment Bank from Africa” in The Banker’s Investment Banking Awards 2012. The Banker Awards, being held in London on October 4, 2012, recognise excellence in investment banking around the world. For Standard Bank Group, the award continues to underline its credentials as a leading emerging market bank.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 – AREVA Solar is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on a new concentrated solar power (CSP) installation with thermal energy storage. The CSP storage project combines AREVA’s modular Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) solar design with Sandia Labs’ proven molten salt storage system. This will be the first CSP integration with Sandia Labs’ Molten Salt Test Loop System located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico (United States).