Concentrating Solar Power Plants (Tower and CCP) NOOR II & NOOR III
Solar thermal power plants NOOR II & NOOR III are included in the second phase of the Ouarzazate Solar Complex, which in an area of approximately 3,000 hectares will include five solar plants with a total capacity of 500 MW.
NOOR II plant is comprised of a steam cycle with a nominal capacity of 200 MWe, a solar field consisting of parabolic trough collectors and a thermal energy storage system with a 7-hour capacity. The plant will cover a surface of 680 Ha approximately and it will be comprise by 1,700 parabolic trough solar collectors
NOOR III plant is comprised of a field of heliostats, a solar receiver located at the top of a tower in the center of the solar field, a system for storing the thermal energy with a generation capacity of 7 hours, and a steam cycle with a nominal capacity of 150 MW. The plant will cover a surface of 750 Ha approximately and it will be comprise by aroud 8,000 heliostats.