Genesis Morocco: What to expect of the Americans.


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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

Friday, April 23, 2010    <<Home

What to expect of the Americans.


For starters Hillary's visit here in Morocco is I believe the first visit on such a level since a long time. Morocco, the first nation, in 1777, to recognize the fledgling United States as an independent nation still, in my humble opinion, hasn't recouped its investment on what became a very successful enterprise.

The opportunity presents itself with Genesis Morocco to address common objectives : renewable energy, sustainable development,securing adequate water resources for the future and peace in the region. This vision for Morocco should be acted upon with a sense of urgency that matches the scale of the opportunity.

Mission critical :

01. Transfer of key technology : Stirling engines. They should be produced here in order to lower the overall cost of implementation. Since the technology is patented, surely SES Stirling can be interested in doing major business here in Morocco.

02. Financing : Dollar for dollar basis would be good, a low interest loan even better. Allows us to scale up faster. Could be worked out in a bilateral collaboration framework.

03. Program Management : the scale of Genesis Morocco requires experience and know how for large scale program management, an area of expertise for the Americans

04. Exploitation : Building the SunCatcher units has to be done in a fast, efficient and cost effective manner, thus a fully robotized production chain is needed.

05. Super Computing Power : Jumpstarting several 480 000 Stirling dishes units, has to be done in split seconds intervals. If we allow even one second per dish, we end up with aproximately 13 hours to have all the units up and running.