Noor II Solar Power Plant, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Last Modified: Sat Sep 30 2017 18:18:22 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 200 MW
    installed capacity of the Noor II power plant which is located in the municipality of Ghessate, in the Southern province of Ouarzazate, on the edge of the Sahara. It is part of a 4 unit complex of solar CSP and PV technology.
  • ? GWh
    electricity generated by the plant annually.
  • ?
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the plant each year.
  • 300,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 612 hectares
    area on which the Noor II complex is built.
  • 500,000
    crescent-shaped solar mirrors arranged in 800 rows follow the sun as it tracks across the heavens, whirring quietly every few minutes.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: MASEN 2) EPC contractor: SENER,ACCIONA and TSK 3) Power distribution: ?.
  • ?
    Moroccon dirhams ($700 million) project cost.
  • 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.