Morocco's Renewable Energy Success Story

Last Modified: Mon Nov 28 2016 16:55:41 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 97%
    of Morocco's energy was dependent on foreign sources, making it the largest energy importer in the Middle East. This was pre-2007, before the country began making major investments in renewable energy.
  • 2.5 million tonnes
    of oil used to be imported each year.
  • 6 million tonnes
    of firewood consumed each year — a scary number, when compared with the growth rate of the forest, which does not exceed 3 million tonnes.
  • 10%
    of the country’s electricity was powered by renewables in 2007.
  • 34%
    of installed power capacity came from renewable sources by 2015 through the sustained and determined support of its govt. to policies and investments in the renewable sector. Most of this is from hydroelectric sources.
  • 14%
    installed capacity from solar energy to be achieved by 2020, 20% to be achieved by 2030. Read how the 'Noor' (light in Arabic) program will facilitate achieving these goals.
  • 14%
    installed capacity from wind energy to be achieved by 2020, 20% to be achieved by 2030. Read how the Integrated Wind program will facilitate achieving these goals.
  • 52%
    of energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.
  • 99%
    of rural Morocco to have energy access by the end of 2017 based on off-grid solar home systems and similar installations.
  • 04-Feb-2016
    Morocco officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert today, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans.
  • 26 Jul 2016
    MoU signed between Morocco and Portugal that will pave the way for Morocco to export surplus renewable energy into the EU!