World’s largest solar power plant opens in Morocco

Q.  Where is the world’s largest solar power plant that opened in the first week of February?
- Published on 11 Feb 16

a. Qatar
b. Marrakesh
c. Saudi Arabia
d. Morocco

ANSWER: Morocco
Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex, world’s largest solar power plant, was launched in the Souss-Massa-Drâa area in Morocco, 10 km from Ouarzazate town. The plant which can power over one million homes by 2018 was unveiled on 4th February 2016. Phase 1 of the project involved the construction of a 160MW concentrated solar power plant called Noor I. Phase 2 involved the construction of the 200MW Noor II CSP plant and the 150MW Noor III CSP plant, and Phase 3 will concern the construction of the Noor IV CSP plant. World Bank has provided partial funding for the solar power plant.

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