Morocco’s electricity for Great Britain – ingenieur.de

The two countries are connected to each other by submarine cables using high-voltage direct current transmission. In the future, the British will meet eight percent of their electricity needs.

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

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In a few years, the UK will get around 8% of its electricity from Morocco. An area of ​​1,500 km, in the province of Guelmim Oued Noun, in the south of a North African country2 Photovoltaic systems and wind generators have been installed with a peak output of 10.5 GW. The solar system alone is 200 km. take the area of2, Due to the high levels of solar radiation there, the yield of solar energy per unit area is almost twice that of Central Europe and still 20% higher than the sunny regions of Spain.

Battery stores 20 gigawatt hours

A portion of the electricity is stored in a massive battery system. It can absorb 20 GWh and is used to address power outages caused by silence, which are rare on the west coast of North Africa, and darkness. The plan is to provide 3.5 GW of power for more than 20 hours per day. In the low consumption hours of the night, except in exceptional cases, electricity should not be supplied from Morocco.

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