Genesis Morocco: Tenesol to bring solar power to 26,000 Moroccan households

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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, November 4, 2011    <<Home

Tenesol to bring solar power to 26,000 Moroccan households

French solar company Tenesol is set to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on 26,000 homes in rural Morocco in partnership with the country’s National Electricity Office.

The project will bring solar power to more than 163,000 people who previously had no access to electricity. The project is scheduled to be complete by 2018 and is expected to cost €25m. Subsidiary company Temasol will supply, install and maintain the systems.

The PV modules will be connected to a battery allowing to store the power generated and use it throughout the night. In addition, Temasol will construct solar heating systems, solar generators for remote telecommunications infrastructure and grid connected PV plants throughout the country.

Jacques Mathan, export sales director at Tenesol, said, ‘We are delighted to be involved in this life changing and highly rewarding project. Rural electrification is a major part of a country’s socio-economic development and this project reflects Morocco’s commitment to assisting and improving rural communities. Many of the families we work with have never had access to electricity but solar energy is fast becoming the renewable answer to their power needs.’

Sourced : NewNet