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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 3422A/B
Professor
Milford Green
Semester
Fall

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Morocco Wins Green Light for Solar Complex 11/7/2012 5:44:00 PM Morocco Wins Green Light for Solar Complex  World Bank to help pay for one of the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plants  $200 million loan and another $97 million lent through a clean technology fund  The Ouarzazate solar complex will cover the size of several football fields and have a capacity of 500 megawatts o Enough to power 90,000 homes  First phase is a 160MW plant costing $1 billion  Moroccan government has a $9 billion “national solar plan” to build 5 commercial scale solar plants by 2020 with a total capacity of 2,000MW  Abundant sunshine, low humidity, and large tracts of unused land near road networks and power lines makes it the ideal place  It will use mirro
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