Founded in 2013, Brilliant Planet grew from a tiny experiment on the shores of St. Helena, South Africa, of three square meters to a 30,000-square-meter production facility in Morocco. They are the world’s largest algae growth pond.
Remains of the earliest known Homo sapiens date to 300,000–350,000 years ago in North Africa, and push back the origins of our our species by over 100,000 years.
It is hoped that this solar plant will eventually produce so much electricity that the nation will not only be able to meet its own energy needs, but also export the excess to Europe. The first section of the plant was turned on this afternoon by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, and is expected to start churning out 160 megawatts.
Construction for the first phase of Morocco's Noor 1 power plant is nearing completion. Once complete in 2020, the solar farm will be the largest of its kind in the world. But even now, the plant's half-million solar mirrors are already visible from space.
World's largest concentrated solar power plant complex, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half the country's energy by 2020