Morocco has contracted an EdF-led consortium to build a hybrid PV-CSP solar plant, combining PV’s low cost with CSP’s after-dark operability.

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) has selected a consortium of France’s EdF, Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and local venture Green of Africa to develop the world’s first hybrid power plant of solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies.

Masen estimates the cost of the development at MD7.57bn ($780mn)....