A 10.5 GW solar and wind power plant will be built in Morocco’s Gulmim-out Noun area to provide clean energy to the UK via submarine cables. The two 1.8 gigawatt cables of the high voltage DC power transmission system will be the longest in the world. The project is being implemented by Xlinks, a UK-based company that deals with renewable energy sources.
Called the Xlinks Morocco-UK Power, the project covers an area of about 1,500 square kilometers in Morocco and will be exclusively connected to the United Kingdom by 3800 km of submarine cables. They run shallow waterways from Morocco to the United Kingdom around Spain, Portugal and France. The project will cost $ 21.9 billion.
Xlinks will generate 7 GW of solar and 3.5 GW of wind turbines in Morocco, as well as 20 GWh / 5 GW of battery storage. The transmission cable consists of four cables. The first cable will be operational in early 2027, and three projects will be launched in 2029. Xlinks says the project will power 7 million households in the UK by 2030. When completed, it will meet 8% of the UK’s electricity needs.
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