Azelio, a Swedish company, completed its testing project in Morocco and generated the first electricity. Azelio’s solution for storing and delivering renewable energy on demand around the clock is checked as an important step in the company’s industrialization.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Azelio prepared its verification project at Ouarzazate Solar Power Station (also known as Noor Power Station) in Morocco, one of the largest in the world, with its strategic partner, the state-owned Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Masen.
Following the launch in early December of two modules comprising Azelio’s energy-storage solution, further installations have been carried out. The first energy-storage electricity was generated, and before the end of the year, Azelio achieved its goal of producing electricity.
There are two modules on the site today, consisting of energy storage units as well as units designed to convert stored heat to electricity that is then used to boost thermal energy storage. The modules also include a Stirling engine that transforms the heat energy stored around the clock into renewable and dispatchable electricity. The storage units will be powered with the aid of 1,000 square meters of solar panels producing electricity.
The verification project’s goal is to create data that shows the levels of performance of the technology in the coming months in a real-world environment. It ensures that the technology will become bankable as clients of Azelio will be able to use this data to obtain funding for projects involving the technology of Azelio.
“I am pleased with the goal-oriented and effective work done by Azelio’s workers both in Sweden and in Morocco to complete the validation project,” said Peter Gabrielsson, Azelio’s vice president of operations. Jonas Eklind, CEO of Azelio, added, “This has been an eventful year for Azelio that we are now successfully completing with the delivery of the first electricity produced during our Moroccan verification project. I look forward to turning into real orders next year the great interest shown in Azelio’s solution.