Morocco Hosts International Conference on Renewables

Morocco’s capital city, Rabat, will host Dec.5-8 the 6th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC’18) to bring together over 350 scientists and energy experts from around the world.

The conference is an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and research findings on the current and future challenges as well as the opportunities offered by renewable and sustainable energy.

The event’s agenda features debates and presentations on renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, green energy, climate change, sustainable energy systems, smart grid, hydroelectric power, thermal power, recycling, biomass energy, batteries, energy storage & harvesting…

The conference is an opportunity to showcase the progress made by Morocco in the field of green energy as the North African country has increased its target to set up 4 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2020 up to 10 gigawatts by 2030.

The Noor-Ouarzazate solar power complex, the world’s largest, is expected to provide electricity for 1.1 million people. Furthermore, Morocco plans to generate 42 pc of its energy from renewables by 2020, with one-third of that total coming from solar, wind and hydropower.

As part of a low-carbon economy endeavor, the country set an ambitious target of bringing the share of renewable energy to 52 pc of total energy consumption by 2020.

Morocco is developing renewable energy because it imports over 90 pc of its fuel needs and spends 10-12 pc of its gross domestic product on energy imports.

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