Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power has submitted the lowest tariff price for the Noor solar photovoltaic project in Morocco.
That bid amounts to 4.797 cents a kilowatt hour.
The project, when built, will be Morocco’s large-scale photovoltaic solar scheme, with a capacity of 135-170 MW.
Acwa Power, in consortium with the US’ First Solar, submitted a tariff of 4.797 cents a kilowatt hour ($c/kWh) for the project. This was slightly lower than the 4.81$c/kWh tariff submitted by the second-lowest bidder, the Saudi/Spanish FRV/Abdul Latif Jamil team.
The Noor PV 1 project will be located over three sites: Ouarzazate, Laayoune and Boujdour. The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) has already awarded contracts for more than 500 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP) schemes, for the Noor 1, 2 and 3 projects, at the Ouarzazate site.
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