World's largest concentrated solar power plant in Morocco showcases AfDB's New Deal on Energy for Africa

On Thursday, King Mohammed VI of Morocco inaugurated the first phase of the country’s Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power plant, ushering in a new era for Africa’s sustainable energy future. Co-financed by the AfDB, the Noor Ouarzazate plant (NOORo) represents a glowing example of the ambitious New Deal on Energy initiated by the Bank’s new President, Akinwumi Adesina, to provide universal access to energy for all Africans by 2025. The New Deal is poised to transform Africa’s energy by exponentially increasing on-grid generation and transmission, off-grid connections, and access to clean cooking energy throughout Africa.

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