In recent years, Morocco has launched a number of initiatives to increase its renewable energy production.
Rabat – The ninth “Solaire Expo Maroc,” an international exhibition for solar energy and energy efficiency, is set to take place in Casablanca between February 25-27, 2020.
The event offers a platform for companies working in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency to present their projects and ideas to other businesses and to the public. Around 100 exhibitors are due to take part in the event, coming from all over the world.
The fair’s program also includes conferences, workshops, round tables, and a University Competition for Research and Innovation (CURI).
In 2019, the event hosted 104 exhibitors and more than 7,800 visitors, making an increase of 22.35% in the number of exhibitors and 46.74% in visitors compared to 2018.
The annual event, launched in 2012, consolidates Morocco’s position as a regional leader in terms of solar and renewable energy.
One of the major initiatives Morocco has launched to increase its renewable energy sources is the Noor Ouarzazate solar complex. The complex, including Noor I, II, and III power plants, is the largest of its kind in the world. It produces 580 megawatts of solar electricity.
The Kingdom has a goal of renewable energies making up 52% of its installed capacity by 2030. In order to reach its goal, Morocco plans to increase its solar energy, hydro energy, and wind energy capacity by two gigawatts each.