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Interview: Green Energy Park talks soiling and its effects on PV systems

Dr. Ahmed Alami Merrouni, responsible for R&D in Meteorology and Solar Materials degradation at Morocco-based Green Energy Park (GEP), talks about the challenges and opportunities for PV projects in the region. Soiling, he says, is a specific issue, which can impact both ROIs and O&M. In addition to explaining why GEP uses Kipp & Zonen’s DustIQ solution, he says the company is developing new software, which can offer bespoke module cleaning solutions.

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Ivory Coast moves forward with first solar park

The 25 MW project is planned for the town of Benguébougou, in the Korhogo department, in the north of the west African nation.

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EBRD helps Morocco assess its renewable energy injection capacity

The international financial institution is assisting the grid operator of the Northern African country, ONEE, in evaluating the current capacity of its very high voltage (VH) and high voltage (HV) networks to absorb additional power from renewables.

$265 million earmarked for 800 MW Moroccan solar project

The African Development Bank has committed US$265 million to the development of two solar power plants in Morocco with a total capacity of 800 MW.

Ingeteam to supply 170 MW of inverters to three Moroccan projects

The Spanish inverter specialist will ship its 35 of its centralized Inverter Stations to the three sites over the course of this year, the company has confirmed.

Morocco secures $25 million loan for a NOOR hybrid solar project

As part of the NOOR multi-site and multi-technology solar power project, a hybrid CSP-PV system, whose total capacity is expected to reach 600-800 MW, has secured $25 million in funding from the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund.

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Morocco: government-run agency Masen authorized to buy minority stake in 170 MW NOOR PV I project

A unit of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) was allowed to acquire an interest of up to 25% in six special purpose companies owning the project’s three photovoltaic plants.

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Morocco starts construction on 70 MW Noor Ouarzazate IV PV plant

The project is the fourth and final phase of the 580 MW Ouarzazate solar complex and part of the 170 MW Noor PV I Program for the development of solar PV. The plant is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018

Morocco: 170 MW of solar PV at €0.042/kWh

Masen, Morocco’s public agency for renewable energies, has revealed that Acwa Power will develop 170 MW of solar PV plants in the country at a rate of €0.0422 per kWh.

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Morocco’s PV: 170 MW tender concluded; new solar and energy storage tender under way

Masen, Morocco’s public agency for the renewable energies, has provided to pv magazine details of the country’s latest solar PV developments. This is exciting news that will lead to Morocco adding some hundreds of new solar photovoltaic installations in the immediate years.

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