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Japan-Morocco Agreement on Collaborative Projects in the Solar Energy Field

December 13, 2010
 

  The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) have signed a Memorandum on Comprehensive Cooperation Concerning Solar Energy with the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy and l’Office National de l’Electricite of Morocco.

  The Memorandum was signed by Mr. Akihiro Ohata, Minister of METI, Mr. Seiji Murata, Chairman of NEDO, Ms. Amina Benkhadra, Minister of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco, Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury, Chairman of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy and Mr. Ali Fassi Fihri, Director General of l’Office National de l’Electricite of Morocco, and announced during the Second Japan-Arab Economic Forum* in Tunisia as a project to symbolize cooperation between Arab countries and Japan.

  NEDO will proceed with the collaborative projects for grid stabilization technologies as key projects essential for the introduction of a large amount of solar energy generation.



*The Japan-Arab Economic Forum was established in 2009 for the purpose of strengthening mutual economic relations between Japan and the Arab League through cooperation in a wide range of fields such as trade, investment, energy, technology and human resources development. Government cabinet ministers and representatives of the business communities from both Japan and Arab countries participate in the forum, the second of which was held on December 11-12, 2010 in Tunis, Tunisia.




Japan-Morocco Agreement on Collaborative Projects in the Solar Energy Field
MOU signing