Later this decade the Moroccan region of Guelmim Oued Naun, which has a coastline near the Canary Islands, will A 10.5 GW solar and wind power plant. However, this energy will not be for Morocco, it will be Sent directly to UK via submarine cable Which borders the coasts of Spain and Portugal. Largest submarine cable in its class.
about this Morocco Energy Project – UK by Xlinks, a British company seeking Provide 8% of the energy needed in the UK using this cable from Africa. Specifically, four high voltage cables with 1.8 GW. They will be the longest in the world and will travel about 3,800 kilometers under water. Another one that we can call “closer” is that of Israel, Cyprus and Greece with a length of 1,500 km.
To keep up with the numbers, the solar and wind plant is expected to be around 1,500 square kilometres. 7 GW will be solar power and another 3.5 GW will be wind power. The plant will be linked exclusively to the United Kingdom, although a 20 GWh / 5GW battery will be installed in Morocco to store the energy. XLinks says the project will power 7 million UK homes by 2030. This means supplying 8% of the energy to the British.
More sun than in Spain and more than twice as much in the United Kingdom
This is why Xlinks keeps its cards nowhere else in Morocco. He says this region of Morocco has the third highest global horizontal radiation (GHI) in North Africa. In other words, sunny hours available Every day throughout the year. You get 10 hours of sunshine even on short winter days. This this him. Is 20% more than Spain and twice as much as the United Kingdom.
The Extra Performance Xlinks Gained in Morocco Is So Much It’s Worth It Invest about 20,000 million euros in the construction of this project. This will take a few years, with the first cable expected to be finished by 2027 and the other three after two years.
The structure leaves the shores of Morocco and borders the entire country until it reaches Huelva and the coasts of Portugal to the north. From there it reaches the whole of Portugal, Galicia and the entire Cantabrian coast of Spain, and even to Spain. From there it travels to the United Kingdom. An ambitious project that will connect the two countries, figuratively speaking, bring the sun to Britain.
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