MOROCCO: 30 Moroccan and German students trained in energy transition

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Some thirty young people from Morocco and Germany have been trained in the development of renewable energies thanks to an inter-university agreement led by the Rabat-based Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN).

With the energy consequences of the war in Ukraine, particularly the inflation of fuel prices, Morocco is increasingly banking on green energy. Thus, the Cherifian kingdom through the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) and the international platform Green Energy Park (GEP) located in the city of Ben Guerir west of Rabat cooperate with the University of Offenburg in Germany.

Together, the two institutions recently trained 30 Moroccan and German students in energy transition, notably on energy efficiency in buildings, smart grids and digital meters for solar panels. Following this training, which took place at the Smart Building Park in Benguerir, the initiative will gradually allow “the creation of synergies between the two countries through joint research activities, exchanges of teachers for the sharing of reports and scientific publications”, says Iresen.

According to the institution headed by Samir Rachidi, this university partnership focused on renewable energy will consolidate “the good position” of Morocco in this field on the African continent. Moreover, it comes on the heels of an agreement signed by Vivo Energy Maroc, the commercial representative of the Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell, and GEP for the deployment of its solar solutions for the development of electric mobility in Moroccan cities.

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In addition to Germany, the Moroccan government is also counting on the scientific support of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The North African kingdom plans to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This ambition also benefits from the financial support of development partners, notably the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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