ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation delivers for world's largest solar power complex
Rapid development is leading to swiftly rising energy demand across Africa. And sustainability objectives mean that many countries are prioritising renewable development in order to meet this demand. Ensuring that solar energy is not lost through poor insulation is key to the success of solar plants.
To deliver this, ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation is providing several thousand square metres of wire mats, pipe sections and slab insulation, which will be used in tank roofs and walls, as well as pipework. The first deliveries have already taken place and continue into 2017.
The government of Morocco aims to generate 42 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2020 and 52 percent by 2030. Through the Morocco Solar Plan it aims to install 2,000 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020, which will constitute around 14 percent of the country's energy mix.
In 2016, ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation won the tender for the Noor Ouazazate II and III plants, part of the world's largest solar power complex. When complete, these plants will provide electricity to more than 1 million people, lowering carbon emissions by an estimated 760,000 tonnes per year.