Renewables – Morocco A New Solar Superpower 

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate on the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the North African film industry has played host to big-budget location shots for a number of fameous films including the Lawrence of Arabia. Now the trading city “door of the desert”, is the centre for another blockbuster – a complex of four linked solar mega-plants that, alongside other renewables, will help provide nearly half of Morocco’s electricity by 2020 with, also hoped for some export to Europe.

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