World’s largest solar power plant goes live in Morocco

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Morocco has activated the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the first part of a three-phase development in the Sahara Desert intended to supply more than a million homes with electricity by 2018.

Learn from Morocco at sunny solar MENASOL conference in Dubai

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The companies Acciona and TSK will be meeting in Dubai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of constructing the Noor I CSP plant in Morocco. Join in on their panel discussion on Morocco’s CSP industry and the lessons learnt on site in Ouarzazate. Energy Morocco Solar Energy

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Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

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Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. To meet Morocco’s electricity needs, the government has adopted and is implementing a three-phase strategy.

Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts

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But there is one thing always true about Morocco: the sun always shines. Foreign firms are eager to bank on Morocco’s attractive feed-in tariffs and catch some healthy profits from our sun. Energy Martifer Solar Morocco Portugal pv Solar Energy

Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power

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A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first. Quite aside from the innovation aspect, the size of the project would double Morocco’s existing hydropower, rated at 1,205 MW.

Fascinating, Frustrating Morocco: a Tour in Photos

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These are just some the images and experiences of Morocco that will forever be engraved on my mind. Severed goat heads, bloody and besieged by flies, lay side-by-side on a butcher’s slab.

Eco Travel Morocco at Holistic Meditation Retreat in the Sahara

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Retreaters must pay their way to Morocco, but after that, the retreat is 295 euros, inclusive. Travel & Nature eco-travel meditation Morocco retreat Sahara desertThe Sahara.

Morocco Airport Counts Solar Power Carbon Savings

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Marrakesh also known as the “Ochre City” is my favorite place in Morocco. Read more about our adventures in Morocco: Staying at the Exclusive Kasbah du Toubkal. Morocco and Egypt Eye Eco-Tourism Markets.

Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

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Their facility in Morocco’s UNESCO-protected Argan Biosphere Reserve – just a skip from Agadir’s popular beaches – has won a bevy of green accolades that distinguishes it as one of the most sustainable such eco-tourism establishments in the entire country (if not the Magreb!).

Retro biker chicks from Morocco in photos

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If you thought that women from the Middle East and North Africa all wear drab black blankets over the head and stay home to cook dinner, these colorful photos by Moroccan-born artist Hassan Hajjaj might challenge that notion.

EneR Morocco is Window to Maghreb’s Shiny Energy Potential

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The free EneR event is a networking and investment platform for those interested in Morocco’s renewable energy markets happening later this month in Casablanca. Morocco is wild, yet for the average business or tourist traveler tame and safe. Consider investing in Morocco.

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Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

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Morocco to invest 8 billion Euros in renewables over the next 8 years. Despite unrest in the Arab world, Morocco has remained a relatively stable environment socially and financially. Energy alternative energy Casablanca Germany green investment Morocco renewable energy Solar Energy

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What do the U.S., Russia, Ireland and Morocco have in common?

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Morocco is Building a Mega “Green City” Named After King Mohammed VI

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI recently visited the site of Mohammed VI Green City, a future “eco” development being built just outside of Benguerir – one of the largest phosphate producing areas in the country.

Government Slaughterhouse Rises as Cool Art Space in Morocco

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Spotted over on Brownbook Magazine , The Slaughterhouse is an exciting new space for artists in what has become one of Morocco’s most bustling commercial centers.

Siemens Sells First 100 MW of Turbines to Morocco

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The German renewable energy giant Siemens Energy has just secured its first wind turbine orders within Africa, with orders for two new wind farms going up in Morocco. Plus - Siemens is one of the biggest backers of the Desertec Initiative – now beginning in Morocco.

Invest in ancient fig cultivars in Morocco, invest in the future

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In some areas of Morocco, over 50 percent of fig cultivars have therefore disappeared, and figs decay, unharvested, on the tree branch. She spent 2014-2015 in Morocco as a Critical Languages and Boren scholar. Health figs Morocco Ouezzane

Could Morocco be First to Get 42% Solar?

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Paris Gives Morocco’s Solar Plan a Frank Chance ). So why Morocco? Like Israel, Morocco has an energy balance heavily weighted against it by the need to import fossil fuels. With no fossil-fuel production capacity, Morocco has to import all its fuel requirements.

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IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20

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As part of their negotiations with leaders throughout Africa, IRENA is pitching Morocco as the continent’s pilot country. Lessons learned from Morocco. More on Rio+20 and Morocco’s Solar Energy Plans: Israel Takes Messianic Stance at the Rio+20 Conference.

Martian Meteor Hits Morocco

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Mars rock rarer than gold and called Tissint falls in Morocco. Scientists have just confirmed that a meteor shower that brought a 15 pound rock hurtling into Morocco really did come from Mars. Travel & Nature Morocco weird science

Poverty Group Objects to Clean Technology Fund in Morocco

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Claiming the the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund is supposed to be used to alleviate poverty, a British group is objecting to the use of World Bank funds in Morocco to deploy a Desertec solar project in Morocco that will export power to Europe.

How vegan demand for agar is killing Morocco’s red seaweed

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Morocco is now battling the impacts of excess demand for “red-gold” sea weed, an alternative to animal-sourced gelatins for strict vegetarians. Killing Morocco’s ecosystem and society. Lifestyle food halal kosher marine life Morocco vegans Vegetarian vegeware

Dirty Rubber Recycled into Unbelievably Beautiful Decor in Morocco

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Now based in Morocco, Dole incorporated local and natural materials into the design process to soften the rubber, adding color and a grace that belies the origin of these once wasted materials. Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building in Morocco.

Morocco celebrates its certified nuts in 11th annual Asni Festival!

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The factory is the first-ever organic nut-processing system in Morocco. Built by the Ministry of Agriculture and HAF, and co-managed with Idrarn Cooperative, partners who are pioneers in developing organic agriculture in Morocco.

Leaf-Shaped Market Square Filters Rainwater and Trash in Morocco

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Our favorite aspect of the design must be its innovative approach to garbage, which is increasingly a maddening problem not only in Morocco, where water ways become polluted, but throughout the region.

Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building In Morocco

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This beautiful dome-building from Foster & Partners is the first building the firm has completed in Africa. We haven’t always loved Foster & Partners developments in the Middle East.

Now Morocco is Looking for Bids for 850 MW of Wind

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Morocco already has the world’s most ambitious solar target. Morocco’s ascendance in renewable development is continuing apace. Currently, Morocco has 280 MW of wind energy. Now it is starting on wind.

World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight Will Land in Morocco!

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The world’s longest solar-powered flight will land in Morocco. Now they have announced plans to break their own record in May or June by flying their Solar Impulse plane from Switzerland to Morocco in preparation of their round-the-world trip scheduled for next year.

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Morocco’s poverty stricken Berbers take on Africa’s richest silver mine

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Africa’s largest silver mine has been operating in the Atlas mountains since 1969, but the Berber people living in the surrounding villages remain among the most poverty-stricken people in Morocco.

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Enormous Planet Solar Ship Pops into Morocco for a Fast Four Days

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The world’s largest solar-powered ship has been out of commission for a while, but she’s back in business for her first 2013 Port of Call in Morocco.

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Morocco: Arab World Star Has A Dark Side

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The Arab World’s superstar, Morocco’s longstanding exploitation of natural resources in the Western Sahara casts a dark shadow on the country’s reputation. Why, you ask, would Morocco be interested in the Western Sahara? Will Morocco continue to look the other way.

First Solar-Powered Eco Pool in Morocco Uses Zero Chemicals

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A family near Essaouira, Morocco happily splash around in a natural pool that contains absolutely zero chemicals. Babeth and Guy from Morocco have a whitewashed stone house typical of the area as well as a generous garden.

Morocco’s Guelmim Technology School is Red Like the Sahara but Cooler

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The Universite Ibn Zohr d ’Agadir called for a powerful design that would pay heed to the vernacular architecture of Southern Morocco. More Inspiring Design From Morocco: Dirty Rubber Recycled into Beautiful Decor in Morocco.

Brazil’s Easy Taxi App Heads to Egypt and Morocco

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Speaking to Tech Crunch , Sacha Poignonnec, co-CEO of AIH said Easy Taxi will go to eight more countries by the end of 2013, including Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia and Angola.

Why Solar Cookers Should Spread Like Satellites in Morocco

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Women in rural Morocco are often responsible for the grueling task of trekking miles to collect fuel for cooking, which requires not only energy but also time that might have been used developing or applying other skills. Desertec Begins: 500MW Solar Power in Morocco by 2012.

A Side Of Sewage With Dinner In Morocco

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Located in Africa’s Northwestern corner, Morocco has a sewage problem. The country has a long way to go, but unlike Egypt, for example, where raw sewage flows freely into the Nile river , Morocco’s government has a plan. Rocking the “Eco&# Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco.

World-Famous Architect Jørn Utzon Admired Morocco’s Vernacular Architecture

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Jørn Utzon spent time in Morocco, where he admired the traditional architecture. In the late 1940′s, long before he experienced the honor of seeing a building he designed named a UNESCO world heritage site , Jørn Utzon traveled to Morocco.

Morocco to Build Cars in Zero Carbon Factory

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Morocco’s zero-carbon car factory opening earlier this month, via NY Times. Morocco has only one car plant in Casablanca and seeks to develop its car industry further with Renault Group which will be exempt from both corporate and export taxes for five years.

Track the Sun-Powered Solar Impulse Flight to Spain and Morocco

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km/h at an altitude of 7,016 meters en route to Madrid, where co-pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will switch seats before leaving for their final destination Morocco. More on Solar-Power and Morroco: World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight to Land in Morocco.

Tarfaya: Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

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The plant, which will be financed by Attijariwafa Bank, Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE) and France’s Banque Populaire, will be built astride the Atlantic ocean in southern Morocco.