Installation of a solar power plant for a Moroccan concrete producer

Photovoltaic solar system
Investment Size
€ 70,000
Financial results
Payback period: 6.5 years
Electricity savings
154.28 MWh/year
CO2 savings
88 tCO2eq /year
Competitiveness / brand image / Productivity gain

Installation of a photovoltaic solar power plant with a total power of 100 kWp

BETON ZALAGH is a company founded in 2009 whose main activity is the production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete. Present in the regions of Fez and Meknes, BETON ZALAGH has three latest-generation concrete plants spread over its two production sites.


In order to optimize its resources and reduce its carbon footprint, BETON ZALAGH is planning to use photovoltaic solar energy as an alternative energy resource to cover a part of its electricity needs.

The project consists of the installation of a photovoltaic solar power plant, with a total power of 100 kWp, at the level of the roof of the company BETON ZALAGH site, located at the Megapole Office of Fez, for an investment of € 70,000. This type of installation is called “solar self-consumption”. This means that the electrical equipment works with 2 sources of electricity, the public electricity grid and the photovoltaic generator, priority is automatically given to solar kWh.

The solar photovoltaic installation will save an average of 154 MWh/year of electrical energy (conventional). Therefore, the electricity consumption from the public electricity grid will be limited to only 46.8 MWh/year instead of 200.8 MWh/year currently, i.e. a reduction in total annual consumption of 82% during peak hours and 60% of the total electricity bill. The return on investment is estimated at 6 and a half years.

Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD) to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund(GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.