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RES4Africa Foundation and Cluster Solaire signed a Letter of Intent to deepen their collaboration in the promotion of renewable energy solutions and an energy transition in Morocco.

The Rome-based RES4Africa Foundation, committed to creating enabling environment for renewable energy investments in Africa, and Cluster Solaire, the Moroccan platform working to develop a competitive solar industrial sector, concluded this to foster their cooperation in support of Morocco’s just energy transition

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With the Letter of Intent, the two organisations identify synergies to cooperate together in shaping enabling environments for renewable energy investments, promoting joint actions on private-public dialogue on scaling up RES and expanding activities of knowledge creation and capacity building.

Specifically, the parties agreed to share knowledge and expertise to renewable energy technological advancements and policies, as well as business models and best practices drawing on RES4Africa Foundation partners’ experiences and Cluster Solaire’s members and start-ups.

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They will also carry out joint studies related to renewable energy technologies, green hydrogen, energy transition, grid access and integration of renewable energy into the electricity network and rural decentralised electrification.

The cooperation will also pursue the creation of a consortium dedicated to the promotion of clean energy solutions in the North-African country. Lastly, RES4Africa and Cluster Solaire will also collaborate to develop joint projects on advancing innovation and acceleration of the deployment of renewable energy at national and international level.

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Speaking about the development, the secretary-general of RES4Africa, Roberto Vigotti, stated that strong partnerships, such as this one, with local stakeholders are a key driver of the continent’s energy sector.

Fatima Zahra El Khalifa, Cluster Solaire’s Executive Director, said: “Today, Cluster Solaire plays a catalytic role for the development of a competitive industrial sector in the renewable energies and green technologies sector in Morocco.

“As the renewable energy ecosystem is more and more mature, it is necessary to leverage this sector to achieve sustainable growth of the national economy.”