Morocco, which has one of the largest solar parks in the world, is willing to share its expertise and know-how in renewable energy with Chad within the frame of a south-south and solidarity-based cooperation.
The pledge was made lately by Moroccan Ambassador to N’Djamena, Abdellatif Erroja, during the launch ceremony of the “solar energy project for rural development in Chad”. Moroccan National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) is participating in this project, which is supported by the Islamic Development Bank.
Morocco, a regional leader in renewable energy, puts the African continent at the center of its foreign policy and spares no efforts to enhance African integration, added the diplomat, affirming that the electricity sector can serve as an engine for African integration and socioeconomic sustainable development.
The electricity and solar energy sector in Africa offers huge investment opportunities for win-win partnership, underlined the Moroccan ambassador.
Chad’s solar energy project for rural development aims to provide reliable and affordable electricity supply to the inhabitants of the Toukra–Mandelia locality, south of the capital city (N’Djamena).
Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate solar complex is one of the world’s largest solar farms. Built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares – the size of 3,500 football fields-, the solar complex produces enough electricity to power a city twice the size of Marrakesh.
Situated at the gateway to Africa, the whole complex provides 580 megawatts, saving the planet from over 760,000 tons of carbon emissions.