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Sumitomo Electric Starts Operation of Concentrator Photovoltaic Power Generation Pilot Plant

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November 11, 2016
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has completed the construction of a 1 MW concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power generation plant in the Kingdom of Morocco, and held a completion ceremony on November 10, 2016.

On November 10 (local time), Sumitomo Electric held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of its megawatt-class CPV power generation plant in Ouarzazate City, the Kingdom of Morocco. The company had been working on the construction of the project facility since June based on the contract made this May with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN).

The ceremony was attended by over 100 representatives from the two countries, including Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury, President of MASEN, Mr. Tsuneo Kurokawa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Morocco, and other government officials.

  • At the completion ceremony

    At the completion ceremony

  • CPV power generation plant

    CPV power generation plant

Encouraged by the successful commencement of this project, Sumitomo Electric will promote its CPV business not only in Morocco but also in other countries, in the Middle East and the rest of the world, that have high solar radiation.

Project Outline

Facility CPV 1MW
Location Ouarzazate City, the Kingdom of Morocco
In the site of the MASEN Solar Energy Power Generation Project
Operation Launched in November 2016
Project duration Five years from the conclusion of the agreement (until May 2021)
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