A new festival devoted to solar energy and sustainable development is to be held for the first time in Ouarzazate on October 17 - 19
Morocco Solar Festival is dedicated to the sun and the sustainable development of desert areas. Science and technology, knowledge discovery, art and culture will be at the heart of this unique event that aims to demonstrate that "gold is in the sun."
The Morocco Solar Festival came about as the result of a meeting between Mehdi Alaoui Mdaghri, organizer of the Forum of the Sea, and Patrick Bauer, founder of the Marathon des Sables. This event is billed as a "festive promenade of knowledge to meet the sun."
Morocco Solar Festival will be held a short distance from Ouarzazate, in the desert. The event is free. It is dedicated to families, young people and anyone concerned with the discovery of the potential of the sun. Occasionally, a "Village of the Sun" will be set up during the festival. It will be open daily from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The official opening is scheduled for Friday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a "space opera." The day of Saturday, October 18 will be marked by a conference on "The sun, myths and realities." The MASEN Solar Awards will also held that day. This is a ceremony to award "exemplary initiatives for the exploitation and development of solar energy." At night, the musicians of the Paris Opera and other guest artists, including Oum and Amel Brahim-Djelloul, will perform under the starry desert sky.
On Sunday, October 19, visitors will be able to visit the site of the Ouarzazate solar plant. It will be followed by a conference on "Solar Stratos", a solar airplane of the Swiss Raphaël Domjan, developer of solar boat Planet Solar, which has completed a world tour under his leadership.
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