Deal for Moroccan CSP project

Soitec and Schneider Electric of France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Masen of Morocco for a partnership in the construction of a concentrating solar power (CSP) project.
The project is said to be the first utility-scale project under the Mediterranean Solar Plan.
The MoU is supported by both the Moroccan and French governments, and has four key components: 
  • R&D, involving joint work and technology sharing.
  • Industrial integration, through development of a local supply chain for system components, and setting up a module assembling factory in Morocco.
  • Training.
  • Pilot projects. Two Moroccan pilot projects each of 5 MW, using two different generation systems.
The first pilot project is scheduled for completion in 2012, and involves a 5 MW demonstration unit at Masen’s Ouarzazate site.
The second project will involve the construction of another 5 MW unit using next generation modules at a site yet to be decided.
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