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WWST signs contracts with three manufacturers in Morocco to supply solar power

Morocco has few hydrocarbon resources of its own and imports most of its energy requirements. (Image source: StockSnap/Pixabay)

WorldWater & Solar Technologies (WWST) has signed contracts with three brick manufacturers in Morocco to deliver solar power for their operations

Revenues from the projects will exceed US$4mn for the Princeton-based company, according to Quentin T Kelly, chair and CEO of WWST.

?This move to solar by large manufacturers is in line with the King?s recent declaration encouraging operators in Morocco to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy where possible,? Kelly said. Morocco has few hydrocarbon resources of its own and imports most of its energy requirements, mainly from countries in the Middle East, he said.

The three manufacturers are brick factories located in Rabat and Zaio in northern Morocco near the Mediterranean coast.

The WWST?s partner, Sun Energy and Water Technologies (SEWT), is headquartered in Rabat with offices in Casablanca and is ?a leader in engineering and construction services for solar installations throughout Morocco,? said George Lambros, chief operating officer of WWST.

WWST expects to begin construction on all the projects before the end of this year, he added.

These projects are expected to generate more than  7,000MW hours of clean energy annually, which is equivalent to the emissions from 2,750 tonnes of coal burned, 11,500 barrels of oil consumed, or the carbon sequestered by 6,000 acres of forests in one year.