In order to reduce the dependency on foreign energy and greenhouse gases, Morocco is constructing the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world. King Mohammed VI is hoping to create half of country’s power using renewable solar by 2020. The first phase, Noor 1, of the mammoth solar farm has just began functioning. The whole project comprises of 4 interconnected phases that will take up an area equivalent of country’s capital, Rabat. Once completed, the plant is slated to produce 580MW of electricity (1 million homes).