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COP22 - Morocco’s noor: largest concentrated solar power plant in Africa
Since 2010, the AfDB, in partnership with the CTF, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Union (EU), French Development Agency (AFD), German Development Bank (KfW), Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), and the World Bank, has worked with Morocco to develop the Moroccan Solar Energy Program -- Noor. The program aims to develop minimum capacity of 2,000 MW by 2020 in order to secure power supplies for the population and productive sectors of the economy. Noor I, the first 160 MW solar power station, came into commercial operation by early 2016. Subsequent power stations, Noor II and III, expect to generate a total capacity of 350 MW and average estimated cumulative production of over 1,100 GWh per year by 2018.