Genesis Morocco: Africa’s First Wind Hydrogen System Launched

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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.

Thursday, October 4, 2012    <<Home

Africa’s First Wind Hydrogen System Launched

Personal Notes: Frequent readers of this blog will no doubt already be familiar with the Sahara wind project, which we featured in an earlier post in March. This latest development, the launching of Sahara Wind's first hydrogen facility is not only a big step forward for both the project and the partner university, Al-Akhwayn, but also first for Africa.

We would also like to note that this launch is not only historic but also a key indicator of larger economic trends which will be crucial to the future of the renewable energy economy in this region. The first is the application of innovative techniques in order to overcome technological and infrastructural limitations, in this case the use of hydrogen storage in order to allow for stored production rather than injection into a national grid. The second is the involvement of universities and other research centers. As we and others have mentioned before on this blog, renewable energy development in this region will not only bring more energy but more jobs. For countries in the region such as Morocco the more of those jobs that have a higher value-added means a more mature and more macro-economically beneficial process of development. Educational and research opportunities in the field are dependent on projects like this, and help train a new generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers.

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