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    Morocco’s first floating solar PV power plant is set to commence operation.

    Work on the 800-panel plant, located in the Sidi Slimane province in north-western Morocco, has been ongoing for the past year. The facility will have an installed capacity of 360 kW during its first phase of production, and is expected to produce 644 MW annually, as reported by Morocco World News.

    The plant was built by Moroccan company Energy Handle in partnership with Spain’s ISIGNERE. According to Energy Handle, because the solar panels are installed at water level, they will be kept cool during summer, improving their efficiency by more than 15%.

    28 September 2021
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