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Moroccan Electricity for Great Britain –

The two countries are connected to each other by submarine cables using high voltage direct current transmission. The British will cover eight per cent of their electricity needs in the future.

Solar radiation in Morocco is more intense than in the south of Spain. In the future, solar power is to reach Great Britain via cable under the sea from there.

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In a few more years, the UK will receive 8% of its electricity from Morocco. In the southern province of Guelmim Oued Noun, 1500 km.2 Photovoltaic systems and wind generators are installed at peak output of 10.5 GW. The solar system alone covers an area of ​​200 km22. Due to its high level of solar radiation, the yield of solar energy per unit area is twice that of Central Europe and 20% higher than that of Spain’s sun-drenched areas.

Batteries save 20 gigawatt hours

A portion of the electricity is stored in a very large battery system. It absorbs 20 GWh and is used to reduce power outages caused by the serenity and darkness that are rare on the west coast of North Africa. It is planned to provide 3.5 GW of electricity for more than 20 hours a day. During low consumption hours of the night, except in exceptional cases, electricity should not be supplied from Morocco.