What will be the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world has just been switched on in Ourrzazate, Morocco.
Sitting right on the edge of the Saharan desert across thousands of acres is the Noor complex solar plant.
It can already generate up to 160 megawatts of power but upon completion it will be able to reach a huge 580 megawatts; potentially enough energy to power in excess of one million homes by the year 2018.
According to the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) finance group, the plant will decrease the amount of carbon emissions by a predicted 760,000 tonnes every year.
On February 4 this year the initial phase of the project’s three phases was started by His Majest Mohammed VI of Morocco, with the click of a button.
The Noor complex is already up there with the biggest solar power grids worldwide, and there is still more to come.