Morocco’s 2009 National Energy Strategy aims to support the energy sector’s low-carbon transition and to reduce the nation’s dependence on energy imports. In this context, the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE) contracted ACS to carry out a study to support the development of solar pumping in Morocco. The study is part of the Global Environment Facility’s solar pumping project, organized in partnership with UNDP. Its main objective is to accelerate the development and deployment of climate-smart and innovative technology in agriculture (solar pumping and micro-irrigation) to increase productivity and build resilience to climate change.
AFC’s study established guidelines and proposed mechanisms factoring in the reality of the solar pumping market in Morocco, irrigation practices, the environment, and local climate, resulting in the development of an overarching strategy for solar pumping market optimization in Morocco.