A Moroccan city is building four interlinked solar power plants that, when complete, will be the largest solar plant in the world. The first phase will go online next month. The plant is projected to help provide around 50% of Morocco’s energy from renewable sources by 2020. The upcoming phases of the project will be able to store energy for 8 hours, which creates the possibility of a 24-hour solar power supply in the region.
The ultimate goal is to construct a solar power network across north Africa and north into Europe, and maybe even as far as the Middle East.