Bordeaux- The President of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy says the country’s policy must evolve to achieve competitiveness on the international market, MAP reported.
Mustapha Bakkoury, President of the MASEN, took the floor during a press conference in the framework of the 4th Annual Conference of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII), saying Morocco needs to focus on large-scale projects.
Indeed, in order to accomplish this transition, such initiatives will create dynamic development and encourage job creation and new investment.
“The future of renewable energy is bright, but we must start working on it now,” he said.
Also present at the Conference, DII CEO Paul van Son stated that the production capacity of renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa region is expected to double by 2015.
Perspectives are good for Morocco. The country can potentially play a key role in this performance if promising projects in this area are supported by investors, especially in their early stages.
Nouredine Bouterfa, CEO of Sonelgaz, an energy operator specializing in the production of electricity in Algeria, called for innovation and cooperation, stating “We have to bet on the interconnections with Europe and think about sustainability to develop renewable energies.”
Tarik Elbarakah contributed reporting from Rabat
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