Solar Energy in Morocco: DW documentary examines how the transition to renewables is impacting rural communities

Morocco is leading the change to renewables in Africa, as the country sets out to end its dependency on imported fossil fuels.

With 3,000 hours of sun a year, Morocco is increasingly turning to solar power to provide its energy needs, installing one of the world’s largest solar plants in Ouarzazate. This energy is also transforming life in remote villages.

In the below documentary, German broadcaster DW follows Moroccan solar entrepreneur and Ouarzazate-native, Jaouad Ait Rebah, who sees first hand the impact of solar on the country’s inhabitants.

While King Mohammed VI is investing in solar farms, the DW documentary also examines to what degree the King’s ambitious solar projects are actually benefitting indigenous communities in rural and remote villages.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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