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International electricity companies visiting Cairo next week to invest in solar energy
Electricity Ministry issues distinct tariff for electricity generated from solar and wind energies
Solar energy is a supplemental source as it requires subsidies and storage to meet peak hours
Plant’s capacity would stand at 2 MW
Recurring electricity outages over the past three years due to a shortage in natural gas and diesel have prompted the government to search for energy alternatives, including solar power.
Street lighting accounts for 7% of country’s overall power usage, Minister of Electricity says
The solar energy units are currently delivering electricity to 19 buildings in the area
Haqfet Elgallas becomes the first village to operate with solar lighting
23 Egyptian and international companies to take part in tender
Ministry of Water and Irrigation reviews possibility of using solar energy to improve water pumps.
Beginning in 2011, KWP 10 electricity distribution stations were also installed on the roof of the institute.
Five year plan for 850,000 new units and redevelopment of 150,000 slum dwellings, Ministry of Housing aims to harness solar energy to power buildings
Hopes that construction of new factory will enable Futek to expand into new markets and increase exports to $5m by 2014
The project will be key in reducing the shortage of electricity in Egypt
The project aims to provide Abu Monkar village with 24 hours continuous electric current via clean and environmentally friendly electric sources
By Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: “The potential of solar energy in Egypt is virtually unlimited,” Paul van Son, CEO of Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii), told Daily News Egypt. “You have vast areas of desert with the best possible circumstances in radiation. [It just needs to be] captured and converted to electricity and brought to consumers,” he added. …
CAIRO: Egypt is planning two solar-powered villages in Siwa’s Umm Al-Saghir and Ain Zahra, according to the State Information Service. Energy Minister Hassan Younes said in a statement that the project, a joint-venture between the Italian Ministry for Environment and Land and Egypt’s Renewable Energy Authority, is being funded by a LE 3 million grant …