Morocco to Invite Bids for Solar Plant

6 January 2010 (Last Updated January 6th, 2010 18:30)

Morocco will invite bids for construction of its first solar power station at the end of next month, it has been announced. The deal is part of a $9bn solar energy project, Morocco's energy minister said on Wednesday. The 500MW plant will be in the southern town of Ouarzazate

Morocco will invite bids for construction of its first solar power station at the end of next month, it has been announced.

The deal is part of a $9bn solar energy project, Morocco's energy minister said on Wednesday.

The 500MW plant will be in the southern town of Ouarzazate, the site where Morocco's ruler, King Mohammed, announced the launch of the nationwide solar project last year, reports Reuters.