wind-turbines-sunset-morguefile-david-loudon.jpgThe largest wind farm in Africa was inaugurated in Northern Morocco last week by King Mohammed VI as part of a larger renewable energy plan.

The huge wind farm, 26 miles long (42 km) and situated outside of Tangiers, boasts 165 wind turbines, offering a production capacity of 140 megawatts. Together with an already existing smaller wind farm at 54 mW, Morocco could save almost a million barrels of oil each year, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Yamsmina Benkhadra, said the state would soon secure 42 percent of its energy via renewable sources, including wind, solar and hydraulic.

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