The European Union has agreed to fund a gigantic solar park, set to be constructed in the renewable energy orientated country of Morocco. Due to be named the ‘Noor plant’, it is expected to be the size of 200 football pitches and will be one of the largest solar farms in the world.
The move represents a hard earned victory for African countries, in its bid for energy independence. However, the accomplishment is not an easy thing to match despite its ambition to combat the increasing threat of climate change.
Morocco have in recent years taken to the driving seat in renewable energies and have welcomed significant investment into their country for such energies, they currently have 28% of their energy source coming from renewable energies, a figure they want to increase to 52% by 2030. The project is expected to cost the EU $2.45 billion and will generate enough power to provide for a city of 2-million people.