Renewable Energy for the City of Marrakech’s Bus Rapid Transit System

Project Summary

To support the low-carbon integration of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System under implementation by the City of Marrakech through the installation of 1 MW solar farm based on High Concentration PhotoVoltaics (HCPV) technology. The energy produced by the farm will help power electric buses to showcase an integrated low-carbon transport system that can be replicated in other cities in Morocco.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Delegate Ministry in Charge of Environment (MdE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,319,863 USD
Co-financing Total
56,173,683 USD
GEF Agency Fees
125,387 USD
Total Cost 57,543,546.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Jul 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Aug 2016
Project Approved for Implementation
22 Aug 2016
Project closed