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Energy: Morocco’s clean windfall

By The Africa Report
Posted on Monday, 11 August 2014 15:17

The first 44 of 131 wind turbines at one of Africa’s largest wind farms in Tarfaya, southwest Morocco, went on line in April.

The project is a step in the plan for the country to generate 42 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020.

A total of 88 turbines have so far been erected at the 10,000 hectares site along the southern Atlantic coastline.

Work on the €500m ($685m) Tarfaya project began in early 2013, and the remaining turbines are due to become operational in October, 2014.

The Tarfaya wind energy farm is expected to produce up to 300MW at full capacity.

Moroccan company Nareva Holding and France’s GDF Suez are constructing the wind farm.

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