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Masen launches next generation of Moroccan solar IPPs

Having reported that construction of its first solar unit at Ouarzazate, Noor I, developed by a group headed by Riyadh-based Acwa Power, has been brought in 30% under budget, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) is looking at a range of other projects and investments, including a major industrial development investment with France’s Alcen group.As well as expecting to bring the Ouarzazate complex’s capacity to a minimum 500MW with Noor IV, a 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) unit, Masen is planning a further major contribution to the Moroccan solar energy target of installing a minimum 2GW by 2020.

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