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  1. Quarzazate Solar Power Station, Morocco
    The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant
    31°03’36.24″ N 6°52’12.78″ W
    Was just a few days ago in TV – what a luck !

  2. 31°03’39.36″ N 6°52’08.72″ W

    Centrale Solaire Noor 3 Ouarzazate – Power station
    Morocco

  3. Ouarzazate Solar Power Station, Drâa-Tafilalet region in Morocco. (I checked the US ones but I’m afraid their balls were on the wrong side 🙂 )

  4. WIKIPEDIA: Ouarzazate Solar Power Station (OSPS), also called Noor Power Station (نور, Arabic for light) is a solar power complex located in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in Morocco, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Ouarzazate town, in Ghessat rural council area. At 510 MW, it is the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. With an additional 72 MW photovoltaic system the entire project is planned to produce 582 MW at peak when finished and is being built in three phases and in four parts. The total project is expected to cost $9 billion. The plant will be able to store solar energy in the form of heated molten salt, allowing for production of electricity into the night. Phase 1 comes with a full-load molten salt storage capacity of 3 hours. Noor II, commissioned in 2018, and Noor III, commissioned in January 2019, store energy for up to eight hours. It will cover an area of 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres). The project is being developed with the help of the Spanish consortium TSK-Acciona-Sener and is the first in a series of planned developments at the Ouarzazate Solar Complex by the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN). As of December 2015, the plant was expected to begin commercial operation in June 2017. Water consumption for the Ouarzazate Noor complex is estimated at 2.5 to 3 million m3 per year for one wet- cooling project (Noor I) and two dry – cooling projects (Noor II and III), due to the need to clean the reflectors regularly.

    Noor III CSP is the third part of the Ouarzazate Solar Power Station. It is a 150 MW gross CSP solar project using a solar power tower with 7 hours energy storage. It covers an area of 550 hectares (1,359 acres) and it is expected to supply 500 GW·h per year. It uses a dry cooling system to decrease water use. The CSP tower mirror field was commissioned in March 2018. Noor III is the fifth ever built utility-scale CSP tower, but the second with energy storage, after the 125 MW gross Crescent Dunes. At 150 MW Noor III is now the most powerful CSP tower unit built. In September 2018 the CSP tower unit was first time synchronized to the power grid. In December Noor III completed a 10-day reliability test demonstrating that the project can provide continuous rated power even in the absence of sunlight. The model HE54 heliostat has 54 mirrors with a total reflective surface of 178.5 square metres (1,921 sq ft). The solar field has 7400 of such mirrors. The tower is 250 metres (820 ft) high.

  5. Ouarzazate Solar Power Station = Noor Power Station located in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in Morocco, 30.9944, -6.8633

  6. Solar photovoltaic system : Country Morocco : Location Ouarzazate : Coordinates 30°59′40″N 6°51′48″W : Status Operational : Construction began May 2013

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