A thermal energy storage system was launched Thursday at the Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex, as part of a joint research and development project between the Masen group and the Swedish solar technology company Azelio. The inauguration of this project took place in the presence of Masen’s president and CEO, Mustapha Bakkoury, the Swedish ambassador to Morocco, Niklas Kebbon, and Azelio’s chairman of the board, Bo Dankis.
Bakkoury stressed, on this occasion, that this is the inauguration of a joint project between Masen and the Swedish company Azelio, one of whose main objectives and to provide innovative solutions in the field of solar energy storage.
This partnership between Masen and Azelio solves the problem of solar energy storage in an innovative way, especially since it can provide solutions in this area that can be applied to very small and large projects, as well as in the field rural electrification which represents a great challenge on the African continent, explained Bakkoury.
For his part, the Swedish ambassador to Morocco, Niklas Kebbon, noted that Masen and the company Azelio have developed a solution for the storage of electricity from renewable energies, noting that it is a solution perfectly suited to small agricultural or mining units located in regions where the electrical network is weak or nonexistent.
The Masen group and the Swedish solar technology company Azelio signed, in 2018, a cooperation agreement aimed at jointly developing in Morocco a thermal energy storage system.