Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert has opened its doors to the future. The city, famous for its film history, now houses the Noor solar plant, the largest in the world. A project that aims to provide Morocco with clean, sustainable energy.
Noor 1 in Ouarzazat is the first phase of the four Noor power plants, which aim to produce clean energy in a country that imports more than 94 % of its energy needs. In Noor 1, there are half a million mirrors extending across 450 hectares, producing 160 megawatts of electricity.
The Moroccan Solar Energy Agency (MASEN) has developed the solar plants using CSP (concentrated solar power) technology.