Id Mjahdi Village, Essaouira, Marrakech, Morocco

#KijijiYeetu #SmartVillage Id Mjahdi Village, Essaouira, Marrakech.

Morocco Builds First Solar-Powered Village in Africa: Moroccan officials inaugurated the first village in Morocco and Africa to be fully powered by solar energy on October 12.

The Moroccan ministry of energy, and Essaouira’s local authorities worked with the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN), Moroccan NGO Cluster Solaire, and French businesses Intermarche and Le Petit Olivier, among other partners to complete the pilot project.

The village is completely autonomous energy-wise and is not connected to the power grid of the National Office for Electricity (ONE). The power station powers around 20 homes, the village houses more than 50 people. The solar power station also powers water heaters and ovens inside the houses, as well as the street lights. The electricity network has a battery, storing electricity for use outside daylight hours.