The Stirling-based energy solutions opened an office in Morocco earlier this year, with the “ultimate goal” to be able to deliver its first electricity in Morocco before the end of this year.
In a statement, the company expressed full satisfaction with the achievements made by the end of the year as projected.
“The verification of Azelio’s solution for the storage and production of sustainable electricity on demand around the clock, is a significant step in the industrialisation of the company,” the company said in a statement.
Azelio prepared the verification project during the fourth quarter of this year with Morocco’s Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) at Ouarzazate Solar Power Station, one of the most powerful energy hubs in the country and across the world.
The statement added that the company has fulfilled its goal of “producing electricity before the end of the year.”
Azelio added that it has two modules on the Ouarzazate energy site.
The project seeks to generate date, “showing the technology’s performance levels in a real world environment over the coming months,” Azelio said.
The modules include energy storage units and other units “designed to convert stored heat to electricity which is then used to boost the thermal energy storage.”
The Swedish company said it was impressed by the successful work carried out by its staff in Morocco.
Vice President Operations at Azelio Peter Gabrielsson said, “I am impressed with the goal-oriented and successful work that has been carried out by Azelio’s employees both in Sweden and on location in Morocco to complete the verification project.”
He also expressed satisfaction with the company’s collaboration with its “strategic partner Masen.”
The collaboration, added Gabrielsson, “has been very effective, and the next step is for the verification project to start generating useful data.”
Jonas Eklind, Azelio’s CEO said that this year has been an “eventful” one for the company.
“We are now ending successfully with the delivery of the first electricity produced during our verification project in Morocco. We have now laid the foundations for the industrialisation of our technology, and I look forward to starting to turn the great interest shown in Azelio’s solution into actual orders next year,” he explained.
In February, Morocco announced that it produced 35% of its electricity output from renewable energy sources by the end of 2018.
The country, already a leader in renewable energies, seeks to emerge as a leader in the energy industry, including renewables.
The North African country’s ultimate goal is to generate 42% of its electricity from renewable energies by 2020.