The Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), a Moroccan government agency, has selected TransPacific Energy (TPE) to design, develop, install, and optimise a 1MW thermal solar driven Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) energy project in the Morocco.

TransPacific will join SNC-Lavalin and MITHRAS Energies Maroc to form a consortium to develop the ORC project which will be administered by IRESEN.

The consortium will use TPE’s technology for the ORC project which converts waste heat from industrial processes, solar, geothermal, biomass and landfill into clean and renewable electricity.

TPE president Anne B Howard said the company’s technology will be used in the project.

"We anticipate that other spin off applications of our technology such as desalination and thermal storage will be used for this initiative," Howard added.

"This should be the precursor to additional deployments in Morocco, with other government agencies and major corporations across the globe."

TPE’s proprietary heat recovery and energy conversion process uses multi-fluids to recover heat and convert it directly into energy.

The company also offers thermal storage and power generation using warm ocean waters and desalination.