The government of Morocco plans to create 600 ‘green mosques’ by March 2019 in a programme designed to speed the uptake of clean, renewable energy in the country, which will host the COP22 climate summit in Marrakech this November.

Morocco’s ministry of Islamic affairs is underwriting the scheme, under which solar water heaters, LED lighting and photovoltaic equipment should be installed in 100 mosques by the end of this year. Morocco will be paying up to 70% of the initial investment costs in a partnership with the German government.

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