Xlinks to Build Renewable Energy Facility in Morocco, Transport Power via 3800 km HDVC Cables

Xlinks, UK-based renewables company will develop and construct a new electricity generation facility entirely powered by solar and wind energy combined with a battery storage facility, which will transport electricity via HDVC cables from the home site in Morocco to the UK

A view of HDVC cables to be used by Xlinks aboard a ship. Credit: Xlinks website

A view of HDVC cables to be used by Xlinks aboard a ship. Credit: Xlinks website

Xlinks, UK-based renewables company will develop and construct a new electricity generation facility entirely powered by solar and wind energy combined with a battery storage facility, which will transport electricity via HDVC cables from the home site in Morocco to the UK. Located in Morocco’s renewable energy rich region of Guelmim Oued Noun, it will cover an approximate area of 1,500km2 and will be connected exclusively to Great Britain via 3,800 km-long HVDC sub-sea cables.

This “first of a kind” project will generate 10.5GW of zero carbon electricity from the sun and wind to deliver 3.6GW of reliable energy for an average of over 20 hours a day. This is enough to provide low-cost, clean power to over 7 million British homes by 2030. Once complete, the project will be capable of supplying 8% of Great Britain’s electricity needs.

Alongside the consistent output from its solar panels and wind turbines, an onsite 20GWh/5GW battery facility provide sufficient storage to reliably deliver each and every day, a dedicated, near-constant source of flexible and predictable clean energy for Britain, designed to complement the renewable energy already generated across the country.

When domestic renewable energy generation in the United Kingdom drops due to low winds and short periods of sun, the project will harvest the benefits of long hours of sun in Morocco alongside the consistency of its convection Trade Winds, to provide a firm but flexible source of zero-carbon electricity.