Masen has launched a tender for 400 MW PV capacity to be set up under the first phase of Morocco's Noor PV II program. Pictured is Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate III solar power project. (Photo Credit: Masen)
- Expression of interest is being sought by Masen in Morocco for 400 MW of solar power capacity
- Masen is seeking response from interested bidders to set up the capacity on nine locations under first phase of Noor PV II program
- The locations are identified by local media as Boujdour 2, Laâyoune 2, Taroudant, Kelâa des Sraghna, Sidi Bennour, Bejâad, Lhajeb, Guercif and Aïn Béni Mathar
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The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from interested developers for 400 MW solar power capacity under the first phase of its Noor PV II program which strives to establish PV projects on nine sites, reported local business news portal Econostrum.
The nine sites were identified by the report as Boujdour 2, Laâyoune 2, Taroudant, Kelâa des Sraghna, Sidi Bennour, Bejâad, Lhajeb, Guercif and Aïn Béni Mathar.
Interested bidders can submit their EOI documents by February 28, 2020. Details can be viewed on the tender website.
In July 2019, Morocco launched a pre-qualification round for the Noor Midelt II solar PV and CSP tender (see Morocco Launches Noor Midelt II Solar Tender).
Morocco aims to increase the share of renewable energy in its total installed power capacity to 42% by 2020 and scale it up to 52% by 2030. The 42% share translates into 6 GW of renewable energy capacity divided into 2 GW each for hydro, wind and solar power sources. As per the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME), till the end of 2018, Morocco’s renewable energy share reached 34% with an installed renewable energy capacity of 3.7 GW comprising 1.77 GW of hydro power, 1.22 GW of wind and 711 MW of solar.