Morocco's new solar power plant will cover a 30 square kilometer area outside the city of Ouarzazate.
The country is heavily investing in renewable energy in order to cut down its dependency on fossil fuel imports which currently account for 97% of the country's power.
Morocco's environment minister Hakima El Haite walks in front of a solar array that is part of the Noor 1 solar power plant, which is due to start operating in a few weeks.
The plant uses concentrated solar power technology which is more expensive to install than photovoltaic panels, but able to store energy for nights and cloudy days.
The project's construction was officially launched by Morocco's King Mohammed VI in 2013.