Morocco is considered a the hope of the future by some in the solar energy industry, but the region also poses some technical difficulties.
Since the 2011 Fukushima atomic disaster, Japanese firms have focused on a new generation of technologically advanced communities. Innovations range from fuel cells to car pooling to meet the needs of the future.
The world's biggest solar thermal power project is under construction at Ouarzazate in south-central Morocco. When it's done, it will cover 2500 hectares and generate five hundred Megawatts of peak power.
German utility giant Eon has announced it will not continue its participation in the Desertec Industrial Initiative beyond its current contract expiring at the end of 2014. It's another major blow to group.
German engineers are testing 'power-to-gas' systems that make hydrogen or methane gas out of carbon dioxide, water, and electricity. The technology could make a 100 percent renewable energy future possible.
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