This system supports Morocco’s energy efficiency in agriculture and paves the way for a nationwide solar water pumping program for agricultural irrigation.
The award was handed over to the Agency’s Chief Saïd Mouline during a ceremony held Thursday at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador in Rabat.
Speaking on this occasion, the Director General of AMEE said the Moroccan agency is honored to receive this international award which recognized the efforts made by Morocco in renewable energies and sustainable development.
He also stressed the importance of pumping water with solar energy for irrigation, saying this eco-friendly solution will help farmers to replace the diesel pumps.
Solar powered pumps are more cost-effective for crops with higher irrigation demands, while diesel pump costs increase with irrigation water needs and global warming.
For his part, Austrian Ambassador in Rabat Klaus Kögeler commended the progress accomplished by Morocco in environmental protection, renewable energies and sustainable development, saying the Kingdom is taking the lead in Africa.
The Energy Globe Award, the world’s most prestigious award for sustainability, seeks to encourage sustainable projects and demonstrate that there are feasible solutions to environmental problems.
They reward innovative projects and smart technologies that contribute to environment protection, help to improve air & water quality, and encourage energy efficiency and renewable energies.