The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has declared Morocco as the leading country in the Arab region in wind energy production.
The report says that the country claims 46% share of total wind energy consumption, and is leading in harnessing wind power.
According to the latest data from the National Bureau of Electricity and Drinking Water, Morocco’s electricity capacity from wind power has reached a significant 1,553 megawatts. Additionally, the country’s solar capacity is estimated to be at 831 megawatts. These figures contribute to Morocco’s overall installed capacity of 11,055 megawatts, reinforcing its position as a key player in renewable energy.
Moreover, a report released by ESCWA highlights the substantial progress made by the Arab region in renewable electricity generation. It says that over the past decade, the total renewable electricity generation capacity has doubled, which exceeded 22 gigawatts in 2021.
In terms of renewable energy consumption, solar and wind energy contributed approximately 12% in 2020, while it was 11% in 2011. However, solar energy is experiencing the most rapid growth. It may be noted that Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen have notable shares of solar power in their energy mix. But the report points out that in wind energy sector, Morocco stands out with its substantial 46% share.