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New solar thermal power plant in Ouarzazate under Moroccan solar plan

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

The project supports Morocco with the implementation of its national energy strategy. As the installation of solar power plants requires considerable financial resources and, in addition, a lack of knowledge and skills hinders Moroccan companies and research institutions to introduce innovative solar technologies, the project will support the government through a close link between the financial and technical cooperation: KfW provides low-interest loans to build solar power plants. The GIZ project supports the development of necessary knowledge and skills in the field of climate-friendly solar technologies (with an emphasis on CSP technologies). The aim is to strengthen the Moroccan public and private sectors in the area of solar technologies. Since the end of 2016, two new working packages add support in the fields of market development and application of RE and EE technologies and supported political decision-making via macro-economic modelling and knowledge exchange.
Joint project
Solar thermal power plant in Ouarzazate under Moroccan Solar Plan

State of implementation/results

  • Project finished
  • Since end of 2015, the first train-the-trainer modules in the sectors of PV, solarthermal, biogas, wind power and energy efficiency are offered, accompanied with further equipping the education center.
  • In March 2017, the project organized a study tour for Moroccan experts to Germany. They were informed on the issue of biomethanisation, a topic of high relevance for, but with low experience in Morocco. – Since 2018, a research programme at Ouarzazate enables Morocco to provide scientifc support for its RE-goals in cooperation with German DLR.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE) - Morocco
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE) - Morocco

BMU grant:
12.000.000,00 €

10/2013  till  12/2018

Supporting innovative technologies within the International Climate Initiative (IKI): Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) (PDF, 482 KB)

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