The project is part of a joint technical and business development agreement between Azelio and Masen
Swedish-based Azelio has announced that it has inaugurated its renewable energy storage project at Noor Ouarzazate solar complex in Morocco.
This follows the completion of the installation of its renewable energy storage with 24 hour clean power production at the complex.
According to a statement from Azelio, the installation is part of a joint technical and business development agreement between itself and Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen). A verification of the storage will be initiated during the first quarter of 2020, with commercial installations later the same year, followed by volume production in 2021, it added.
Mustapha Bakkoury, CEO of Masen, said: “Our collaboration with Azelio is a good example of Masen’s R&D strategy to evaluate, co-develop and promote disruptive solutions. We are proud to Azelio’s energy storage represented on Noor Ouarzazate solar complex.”
“We have an ambitious development and commercialisation of our technology, where Masen’s profound experience in renewable energy is of great value,” said Jonas Eklind, CEO of Azelio.
“Being present on one of the world’s leading arenas for renewable energy marks a big step for Azelio and is the platform from where we take the next step in becoming a global industrial player,” he added.
Azelio has developed a solution to efficiently store renewable energy from solar and wind power and make it available all hours of the day as electricity and heat, it said. The system uses recycled aluminium as a storage medium, containing no rare minerals and suffers no reduced capacity over time.
The system is scalable from 100 kW to 100 MW and by that fills a void in the market towards the goal of universal access to affordable and sustainable energy, the statement added.