Nov 07, 2017

Concentrating Solar Power, CSP, is huge in Morocco. Literally, it’s huge. Panels almost the size of tennis courts stretch across acres of desert at the 4 Noor plants in Ouarzazate, providing enough power to light up Marrakesh at night. Learn how it’s done, what it means to the Moroccan economy and how it can be an attractive option for other countries in the region.

 

 

Jun 22, 2017

Over 175,000 people rely on Alotau Wharf to access the mainland and essential services. See how a PPCR investment is supporting much-needed rehabilitation so the Wharf can continue to meet the community's needs.

May 05, 2017

Turkish financial institutions have historically been reluctant to offer energy efficiency financing products to SMEs because of higher transaction costs and higher risk. See how a CTF and IFC leasing, not lending, model is changing that.

Apr 07, 2017

The $5.8 billion Clean Technology Fund is empowering transformation in developing and emerging economies. Watch the animation to see how CTF works.

 

Nov 11, 2016

Sometimes you need to drill downward to move forward.  Turkey is tapping its geothermal heat under the earth’s surface to get it over the line when it comes to meeting its targets for renewable energy generation. 

Oct 06, 2016

Across Zambia, women are taking action to tackle pressing issues that were caused by climate change. In Nalolo district, for example, the clearing of canals has opened up hectares of land that residents can now use to farm cassava and maize.

Jun 30, 2016

Brazil and Mozambique are both countries under the Forest Investment Program. They share similar types of forests – the Miombo in Mozambique and the Cerrado in Brazil – and a common challenge: how to ensure forests contribute to rural livelihoods.

Mar 20, 2016

In Mexico, about 11 million people depend on forest resources. The CIF’s Forest Investment Program is empowering Mexico’s forest communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. FIP resources are enabling innovation and transformational change throughout Mexico, as well as social and economic development in the country’s forest communities.

Feb 10, 2016

The Noor Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) complex is Morocco’s first utility-scale solar energy complex and serves as a critical step of the Moroccan Solar Energy Program.

Jun 22, 2015

CARBON EXPO MAY 2015: HOW TO LEVERAGE TO REACH YOUR INVESTMENT GOALS: PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANY FOR WATER AND POWER PROJECTS (ACWA POWER): Leveraging concessional finance to bring down costs of investments in concentrated solar power: Experience with Morocco’s Noor CSP project. Paddy is owner and operator of 18,000 MW power generation and 2.45Mm³/day desalinated water production plants valued at US$ 27.5 billion and operating in 14 countries. He is an engineer with 30 years of experience and has served ACWA Power from its start-up in 2005 to where it is today. While ACWA Power is technology neutral and fuel agnostic, it is a cost leader in renewable energy.

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