German Energy Agency sees potential on Moroccan PV market
Nov 15, 2012 - German Energy Agency (Dena) said on Tuesday it sees significant potential for German companies on the Moroccan photovoltaic (PV) market for the next ten years.
The Moroccan government aims to exploit the country’s solar energy potential and wants to reduce its dependency on fossil fuel imports by installing new solar systems with a combined capacity of 2,000 MW by 2020, focusing on solar thermal power stations and PV systems.
Already in September 2012, Morocco and Germany launched a partnership for the energy sector in a bid to promote the expansion of renewable energy sources in Morocco, which is expected to create opportunities for German companies, Dena said.
Small-scale systems in Morocco currently have a total capacity of no more than 14 MW and are rarely connected to the grid due to the country's renewable energy sources act, which is holding back the development of the sector. However, the act is set to be revised in 2013, Dena added.