Tens of thousands of jobs in Morocco thanks to renewable energy

Besides the fact that Morocco regional leader in the field of renewable energy, there is also much as possible in the labour market.

Unemployment, especially among young people, is high in Morocco and therefore are new and growing sectors of crucial importance. The Economist has written an article on renewable energy in Morocco and compares it to other countries. 52% of the energy needs in 2030 will be met from renewable sources in Morocco. In Algeria is that only 40% and even 30% in Tunisia. Morocco is also necessary for that, because in 2010 the energy for 98% had to be imported from other countries.

The newspaper also reports that the employment will get a boost. 3,000 people currently working in the field of green energy. Relying on the latest report from the African development bank (ADB), reports the journal that in 2020 this number will rise to 23,000 new jobs in the sector. That Morocco has due to new projects such as the Noor-project in Ouarzazate.

In 12 months time got 500 people work for project share United I. 42% of these workers comes from the region of Ouarzazate. Norwegian II and III are good for such a new and 1,600 direct jobs. These are filled by unskilled forces on the local labour market. The Norwegian project over the next 25 years is good for 200 direct jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs, so is the expectation.


After 2020, there is still more waiting for the Moroccan labour market. Then be between 35,000 and 29,000 jobs expected for a billions of investment in the construction of a solar power plant. For the realization of a photovoltaic energy be between 15,000 and 23,000 new jobs expected.

In the wind sector and new projects between 36,000 and 46,000 jobs are expected.

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