Five consortia have qualified to bid for the first phase of a large solar project that will combine PV and CSP technology with Morocco lining up $2.2bn of finance.

Morocco’s state renewable energy agency Masen has pre-qualified five consortia to build a hybrid solar power plant near Midelt in central Morocco, which will combine both photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies.

The Noor Midelt Phase 1 will be the first to be built at a site 20km northeast of...