Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy stated that the total capacity generated from new and renewable energy (including solar and wind) on the national grid will reach 10,000 megawatts by the year 2023.
Egypt-based Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) has established a solar power plant in Tororo district in Ughanda as part of Egypt’s keenness to support relations with its brother countries in the Nile Basin area.
Regarding Egypt, The EBRD described Benban solar project as one of its flagship projects, describing it as the largest solar park in Africa and one of the largest in the world.
Egypt has embarked on mega solar energy production projects as part of its vision for 2030. We list some figures about the field in the past few years.
Desert areas in Egypt extend over 7,673 kilometers.
A new solar energy plant was inaugurated on Thursday at Tawasol Community School in the impoverished neighbourhood of Istabl Antar, located in the Cairo slum area of Ezbet Khairallah.
Five new power plants run by solar and wind energy are being established in Suez Gulf and Aswan.
The capacity of the five stations amount to 1,000 megawatts; 500 megawatts in each area. The total cost of the stations reaches $1.5 billion.
Egypt vies for upping the share of renewable energy in the energy mix to become 20 percent in 2022, and 42 percent in 2035.
Benban Solar Park of Aswan will soon become the world's capital of solar energy for hosting the largest concentration of power-generating solar plants at a capacity of 1,465 megawatts.
In spite of the increasing care given to renewable energy, particularly solar and wind, bioenergy is still overlooked.
The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) called the winners – Benha Electronics Co. and Suntech Electronics Co. – earlier Sunday.
The share of renewable energy in the total amount of power generated in Egypt annually is speculated to remain the same in 2020 compared to 2019.
National project manager of Egypt PV, the pioneer Small Scale Photovoltaic Systems project, speaks about how the project encourages investments in solar energy and works on raising public awareness, as well as the latest national developments.
He explained that a 200 MW solar plant will be established in the same area.
"This investment will allow KarmSolar to implement its ambitious development plan in the country."
The State Ministry of Military Production seeks to localize the production of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and manufacturing of solar stations’ components.
An electricity plant of 26 megawatts capacity based on solar energy in Kom Ombo, Aswan, is included in the investments, Khaiat added Monday.
The total amount of electricity generated from renewable energy in Egypt has reached 6,000 megawatt, as the government seeks to increase the renewables’ share in the energy mix.
A total of 32 international companies are working to complete the project and deliver the energy produced by the Ministry of Electricity, which handles the issue of pricing.