Arab States

Africa’s largest solar pump in Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve

Solar pump system in Taroudant. AE Photonics Maroc has set up Africa’s largest solar pump to date in the southern Moroccan town of Taroudant, 170 km from Agadir. Pump PS21k made by Lorentz is run by 84 LDK 220 W/poly modules, and transports 308 m³ of water

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Solar Power Generation at the Petra World Heritage Site, Jordan

Cover the energy needs and preserve the cultural heritage. Mitsubishi Corporation installed a solar energy facility to supply electricity to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Petra had previously generated power by burning diesel fuel, which raised environmental concerns such as rising greenhouse gas emissions and noise

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Solar-powered Feynan Ecolodge

A model of sustainable hotel in Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan. Feynan Ecolodge, situated in the pristine Dana Biosphere Reserve, is a first for ecotourism in Jordan. Owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and operated by EcoHotels. Feynan Ecolodge integrates conservation and socio-economic

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Ouarzazate Solar Power Station Project

One of the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) systems in “Oasis du Sud Marocain” biosphere reserve. The Ouarzazate Solar Power Station Project It is part of the Moroccan Solar Plan designed under Morocco’s energy strategy and, on a larger scale, it forms part of the Concentrated

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Rural Electrification in the village of Akane

Multi-user Solar hybrid Microgrid (MSG) in Intercontinental BR of the Mediterranean (Morocco). Akane is a rural community in Chefchaouen province which, according to the Office Nationale d’Electricité’s (ONE) rural electrification plans, was at the time not due to be electrified in the next ten years. This project

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Campsite powered by solar energy in Socotra Archipelago

Roush Marine Protected Area Community, Socotra -World Heritage site and Biosphere Reserve. Roush Marine Protected Area Community is located one kilometer north of Socotra, an island off the coast of Yemen. The marine protected area belongs to the communities of Sacra and Diherhom villages, and was developed

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Successful Implementation of Solar Water Desalination

SUMAMAD Project in the Omayed biosphere reserve in Egypt. Omayed BR is located in the western Mediterranean coastal region of Egypt. It extends about 30 km along the Mediterranean coast from west of El-Hammam to El-Alamin with a width of 23.5 km to the south. It covers

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Barefoot College bedouin women bring solar power to Dana biosphere reserve

Women barefoot solar engineers training initiative. For many living in the harsh and desolate deserts of south Jordan, life without electricity is the norm. Either the infrastructure which provides electricity doesn’t reach them or they simply don’t have the money to afford it. However, all that looks

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RENFORUS Interactive Map


Dr Osman Benchikh *. Programme Specialist in Charge of Energy and Renewable Energy. Coordinator of RENFORUS project.
E-mail: o.benchikh(at)
Cipriano Marín **. Assistant for RENFORUS project implementation.
E-mail: c.marin(at)
Addresses: * UNESCO. 1, Rue Miollis. 75015 Paris – France
** Avda. Islas Canarias, 35 - 38007, S/C de Tenerife - Spain