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A Moroccan plastic bag producer is seeking to cut its annual electricity bill by 12% by installing a solar rooftop system.

The rooftop installation, which will be placed on the roof of Multisac’s factory, is expected to produce an estimated 689MWh of power per annum.

The company, which manufactures an estimated 150 million woven polypropylene bags per annum for the agricultural industry, said that it will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 700 tonnes once the system is in full operation, Energy Live News reported.

Energy efficiency, cost reduction

Media reported that the project was supported by the Morocco Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MorSEFF) – a €110 million ($137 million) credit line, developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Sofia Zizi, Multisac’s finance manager, said: “We noted results in electricity production of 831,000kWh in the first year, corresponding to 12% of our electricity needs, hence a decrease in our electricity bills.”

Driving renewable adoption

The north African country has set the target of generating more than half of its power from renewable resources by 2030. Morocco will also increase its renewable energy target from 42% by 2020 to 52% by 2030. Read more…

The 42% will comprise of 2 gigawatts each of solar, wind and hydropower.

This ambitious target was set prior to the COP21 climate summit in Paris in 2015.

 

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