20 percent solar in Morocco by 2030 - PI Berlin and IRESEN join forces to promote PV
Paul Grunow, Co-founder and Board Member PI Berlin and Badr Ikken, General Director of IRESEN signed a cooperation agreement at the COP 22 climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco. The agreement defines a partnership to consolidate the engineering expertise of the two institutes to provide technical consulting services for solar PV projects in Morocco.
Increased renewable energy goals
In 2009, Morocco announced its goal to raise the share of renewable energies to 42 percent of its total installed capacity by 2020. During the COP21, the government announced an additional increase to 52 percent by 2030. Solar will represent 20 percent of the generation mix.
Support of knowledge development
PI Berlin joins forces with IRESEN to support the knowledge development of the various local players in Morocco and across Africa. The cooperation will concentrate primarily on the evaluation, verification, testing and consultation required for the solar projects from the conceptual phase, through construction and during operation.
Assist the technical expertise
The partnership will also allow for the providing of services in the areas of knowledge transfer and capacity building across the African continent in order to grow the technical expertise required for the lifecycle of PV plants. “We are very excited to have found such a well-established partner in Morocco to expand the reach of PI Berlin’s services and experience in the MENA region and across Africa,” Grunow says. (HCN)