According to a report by NewNet, a partnership between Tenesol and Morocco’s National Electricity Office will be bringing solar power systems to 26,000 homes in rural Morocco. The €25 million project is set to provide over 163,000 people power, which up until the point of the PV installation, had no access to electricity. Temasol, a subsidiary of Tenesol, will supply, install and maintain the PV systems, which are expected to be completed by 2018.
Jacques Mathan, export sales director at Tenesol, said, “We are delighted to be involved in this life changing and highly rewarding project. Rural electrification is a major part of a country’s socio-economic development and this project reflects Morocco’s commitment to assisting and improving rural communities. Many of the families we work with have never had access to electricity but solar energy is fast becoming the renewable answer to their power needs.”
According to the company, the PV modules will connect to a battery, which will allow for power produced to be stored and then used throughout the night. Temasol will additionally be responsible for building solar heating systems and solar generators which will support the telecommunication infrastructure and grid connected PV plants in Morocco.