Solar energy to be used to satisfy almost half of Morocco’s energy needs
Contributing in its own way to fight climate change, the government of Morocco has devised a scheme to invest $2 billion to build solar power plants. It expects to generate 2,000 megawatts of power from five solar power plants which will be built under this scheme. The construction of these plants is supposed to start by 2015 and the plants are expected to be functional by 2020. Due to a small population and modest energy needs, it is estimated that these plants will be able to supply more than 40% of the total energy required. The abundant availability of sunlight in this region has made this project feasible.
The government is utilizing all the resources in its power to build these plants as soon as possible. Other countries should take inspiration from this great effort to generate clean energy.