ISCC Plants: Unlocking CSP in the MENA region

From Morocco to Saudi Arabia to Kuwait, an interesting trend in the Middle East and North Africa is seeing ISCC plants being built before standalone CSP projects. We take a closer look at why ISCCs are gaining ground in the region and whether the trend will continue in the coming years.

Ain-Beni-Mathar ISCC

When, Morocco broke ground on Ain Beni Mathar in 2010, it was the world’s first Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) power plant. Algeria and Egypt followed suit soon after and by 2011, all three countries had their own running ISCCs.

A quiet period for ISCCs followed this round of projects,...

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