The largest solar plant in Morocco, Africa, and one of the largest in the world.
Several INMESOL generator sets are being used as backup at the OUARZAZATE, Morocco solar power plant.
These are 440 kVA and 275 kVA LTP power soundproofed backup generator sets from the Rental range.
They are used to supply electric power to essential loads of the thermoelectric plant that are needed to restore the plant’s power generation during an unexpected downtime caused by any reasons or due to maintenance tasks.
Other essential loads for the proper operation of the plant are also connected to these generator sets: the engines that move the collectors, the thermal fluids circulation pumps, as well as other control and operation systems.
The solar thermoelectric power complex located south of Morocco, in Ouarzazate, has three phases:
Noor 1, with parabolic cylindrical collectors’ technology and a 160 MWe installed capacity.
The Noor 1 phase has 500,000 parabolic mirrors that receive the maximum amount of solar radiation as they move throughout the day. These 12 m high mirrors heat the pipes through which the synthetic thermal oil flows, reaching very high temperatures. At a generation plant, this heat is exchanged with water, creating steam that causes the turbines to start spinning, producing the electricity that will be sent to the national grid for use in Moroccan homes and businesses.
Noor 2: With a more advanced generation of collectors that translates into cost savings and an improvement in efficiency, it will have a 200 MWe capacity.
Noor 3: It consists of a plant with a central tower that uses adjustable mirrors (heliostats) that direct sun rays to a receiver located in a tower. It has a 150 MWe installed capacity.