Genesis Morocco: Breaking News : DESERTEC to Start in Morocco by 2012, 3 Years Before Previously Announced Schedule


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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.

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Breaking News : DESERTEC to Start in Morocco by 2012, 3 Years Before Previously Announced Schedule





Personal Notes : A very welcome development that brings the total capacity to be achieved by 2020 to 2500Mw instead of the initially planned 2000. 

BERLIN - DII has announced that DESERTEC, the mega project of solar centrals in MENA, will start in Morocco in 2012, 3 years before the previously announced schedule as reported by the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The site will have a capacity of 500 megawatts, half the yield of a modern nuclear plant, and will start next year on a superficy of 12 square kilometers for a cost of 2 Billion EUR (2.8 Billion USD).

DII had previously set as an objective to wrap the financial, location and technological framework before 2012

Ernst Rauch the DII chief has announced that "The start of the project initially expected to take place in 2015 comes much sooner then expected and will start delivering to the grid by 2014, or 2016 at the latest" as cited by the Munich newspaper.

Sourced : Süddeutsche Zeitung