Introduction of large parabolic concentrators for the agricultural and food industries of Morocco

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Morocco has high levels of solar radiation and suitable conditions for the use of solar thermal energy. This project was the first in the region to demonstrate high temperature applications in food processing using parabolic reflectors and it was the first attempt to initiate commercial spin-off projects involving a student consultancy for food processing and agriculture. The project aimed to demonstrate the application of solar thermal power in food processing (using the 10m2 Scheffler Reflector for different applications) and to analyse the feasibility of this technology in the region. It also aimed to create a solar thermal consulting service and a cooperative in order to bring solar thermal users together, which is supposed to result in additional income for the users. The expected outcomes were to raise awareness about the potential of the technology and to convince different stakeholders about the implementation potential of the applied technology.

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