Saudi private developer Acwa Power has started building the Noor-4 solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Ouarzazate at the edge of the Sahara desert in southern Morocco. The 70MW capacity project is part of Morocco’s Noor PV1 project, which will also include an 80MW plant at Laayoune and a 20MW plant at Boujdour in the Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara.

Acwa says the Noor PV1 tariff is one of the most competitive awarded worldwide “taking into account equalizing factors such as...