In a small town called Ourrzazate, Morocco government had turned on its massive solar power plant. As a matter of fact, thus plant has had already son all over thousands of acres and this is powerful enough to generate up to 160 megawatts of electric power. In case you don’t know, ts already among the world biggest which is in fact capable of being seen from the space.
The current grid which is called Noor I is just a phrase of planned project which is aimed at bringing a renewable energy to millions of citizens and dwellers in the Country; Morocco.
With other development to be furthered with the naming as Noor II and Noor III, that will add even more mirrors to the the existing plant. Once this project is finished up by 2018, the entire grid will cover about 6,000 acres and would be larger than the capital city of the Country…Rabat.
It will be capable of generating up to 580 megawatts of power, comparable to that of a small nuclear reactor.
It’s just the first phase of a planned project to bring renewable energy to millions.
As of now, the solar location is made up of about 500,000 curved up mirrors with each standing up to 40 feet tall. These mirrors do nothing than concentrating the sunlight straight into a pipeline which is fluid-filled and heating up to 739 degrees Fahrenheit.
This fluid is used to heat up a nearby source of water, which turns to steam and spins turbines to create energy.
Morocco is a sun. concentrated area which gets heat up for about 3,000 hours each year. So there would be a better chance of the solar system to be what its meant to be and in fact, the plant can still generate electricity at night.
Based on a NASA report, its made known that “The heat from the fluid can be stored in a tank of molten salts,”
Currently, Noor I can provide solar power to 650,000 locals from dawn until three hours past sunset, according to The Guardian.
The finished plant will provide power for 20 hours a day.
It’s all part of Morocco’s plan to get up to 42 percent of its power from renewable energies at home, such as solar, wind, and hydropower. Right now, the country is dependent on imports for 97 percent of its energy consumption. The new plant could lessen that dependence while saving Morocco millions of tons in carbon emissions.
The solar system is safer and more environmental friendly. That’s why this is going to be a very great addition to the country’s social amenities.