In the framework of the Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) granted by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy a demonstration project of solar thermal applications using Scheffler Reflectors was initiated in Morocco in 2012.
Simply Solar has four partners in this one year project:
CNEREE (Centre National d'Etudes et de Recherches sur l'Eau et l'Energie), CDRT (Centre de Développement de la Région de Tensift), JICA (Junior Enterprise Cadi Ayyad) and ComE.
The demo set-up is installed at FSTEC (Faculté de Sciences et Tecnologies) of L'Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco, where CNEREE is located.
It is equiped with a solar distillation unit for essential oils and with a stove allowing food processing applications. Essential oil distillation allows good value additionand and is practised in Morocco for different herbs and roses. Using decentralised solar distillation units may be an interesting alternative contributing to rural development.
As a first step the installed set-up will be used for research,demonstration purposes and evaluation of the feasibility of different applications of this technology within the Moroccan context.
The technology-related background knowledge was transferred to the Moroccan project partners during a four day seminar and through a 1/2 day practical session.