Morocco’s thrust in the renewable energy sector could yield additional benefits of creating numerous green jobs.
A new report published by the Mediterranean Forum of Institute of Economic Sciences claims that Morocco could have up to half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2040. Most of the renewable energy jobs are expected to originate from the Noor-Ouarzazate solar power complex which will host a number of projects based on different solar power technologies.
The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) recently enhanced its target to set up 4 gigawatts renewable energy capacity by 2020 to 10 gigawatts by 2030. The Noor-Ouarzazate solar power complex will likely be the backbone of such large-scale expansion.
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