SESA launches Morocco living lab

Nov 24, 2023

GREEN ENERGY PARK (UM6P, IRESEN), the research, testing, and training platform in renewable energies, launched an urban pilot project dedicated to electric mobility on November 13, 2023, in support of the association for the education of rural girls (A.S.J.F.R) in Marrakech.

This initiative stems from a successful collaboration with the startup POGO, within the ‘Sustainable Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA)’ project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program and involving several African and European partners.

The main objective of this project is to provide energy access technologies and easily replicable economic models, creating local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa. It symbolizes cooperation between the European Union and nine African countries, including Morocco. The developed solutions, presented in the form of rural and urban demonstrators, encompass decentralized renewable energies, sustainable electric mobility solutions, energy storage systems, and end-of-life li-ion battery recycling activities.

As part of this initiative, the newly inaugurated urban demonstrator aims to provide 14 young girls from the association with access to electric motorcycles that will facilitate their transportation to the university using a clean and sustainable solution.

After validation of this urban demonstrator and its economic model, it will be subject to replication in African Countries.