USTDA Sponsoring Business Briefing for U.S. Companies to Expand into the Moroccan Solar Sector

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Fostering U.S. company participation in the growth of Morocco’s solar energy infrastructure.

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The expected growth in Morocco’s solar energy infrastructure presents an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. solar technologies and services.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting a Business Briefing on June 10th, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Francisco, CA to bring together Moroccan and U.S. solar stakeholders to forge partnerships for future solar project implementation in Morocco.

The Kingdom of Morocco has ambitious plans to use solar power to achieve 6 GW of installed capacity from renewable energy resources by 2020. To meet this goal, the Kingdom of Morocco launched the Moroccan Solar Plan, a $12.4 billion utility scale solar power plant investment program. This commitment to grow the country’s solar program has created an abundance of opportunities for U.S. solar firms in Morocco.

The one-day business briefing is part of an 11-day reverse trade mission funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to introduce the Moroccan delegates to U.S. solar technologies and best practices as they seek to expand Morocco’s solar energy infrastructure and capabilities. “The expected growth in Morocco’s solar energy infrastructure presents an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. solar technologies and services. Our Moroccan partners are moving expeditiously to implement their impressive plans and this is critical time for U.S. companies to build their partnerships with key decision makers in the Moroccan solar sector,” noted USTDA’s Heather Lanigan, Country Manager, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

The briefing is targeted at U.S. companies that provide solar technology solutions, engineering, procurement and construction services for solar power development projects or companies that provide procurement and financing solutions for solar power projects. The briefing will include presentations by the Moroccan solar delegates; a financing roundtable to discuss financing mechanisms and resources; a panel discussion on enabling large scale solar projects; one-on-one meeting opportunities with the Moroccan delegates; and a networking reception.

The twelve delegates from Morocco arrive in San Francisco on June 8 and represent:

  •     MASEN (Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy)
  •     ONEE (National Office of Water and Electricity)
  •     OCP (National Moroccan Phosphates Company)
  •     ADEREE (National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency)
  •     SIE (Energy Investment Corporation)
  •     SNTL (National Company for Transportation and Logistics)
  •     Amisole (Moroccan Association of Solar and Wind Industries)
  •     MAScIR (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research)
  •     Sunatar Energies
  •     And the U.S. Commercial Service in Casablanca

This RTM is being organized on behalf of USTDA by The Webster Group, a top Washington D.C. event and meeting planning company. For more information about the Morocco Solar Photovoltaic RTM, to register for the business briefing or reception, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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