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New EBRD video introduces Benban, the world’s largest solar project

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Posted: October 29, 2019 at 12:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The $4 billion Benban solar power park is complete. Built over the course of more than two years, all the plots at Africa’s largest solar park are now operational, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said yesterday. The EBRD, the project’s largest financial backers, produced a video showing the “modern-day miracle” from space, including a timelapse of its development.

A new video takes viewers inside one of the world’s largest solar parks, a plant located in Benban, Egypt.

The video includes exclusive footage of the plant from space. The site extends over 37km2 and will generate 1.5 GW, enough to provide renewable energy to more than 1 million homes.

The EBRD is the project’s largest financier, having supported 16 of the 32 plots, all of which are now connected to the national grid. All the plots are now operational.

In 2017, the EBRD took a major step forward to support the rollout of renewable energy in Egypt with the approval of a US$ 500 million framework for the development of Benban, the largest solar park on the African continent. This project is supported by the Green Climate Fund, the European Union, and the donors to the SEMED MDA.

This inspiring video takes viewers inside one of the world’s largest solar parks, the huge plant at Benban in Egypt. The video includes exclusive footage of this modern-day miracle from space. Benban – which is in the Aswan province – took 3 years to build, is 37 km2 and will generate 1.5 GW. It will be able to power more than 1,000,000 homes. The EBRD is proud to be the largest financier having supported 16 of the 32 plots. This project is supported by the Green Climate Fund, the European Union and The Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) Multi-Donor Account (Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taipei China and the United Kingdom)

Watch footage of Benban, the largest solar project in the world

Project financier EBRD announced that the largest solar project in the world, Benban, is now operational. The project extends over 37 square km (almost 15 square miles) in the Egyptian desert and has a capacity of 1.5 GW according to the bank.

In 2017, the EBRD took a major step forward to support the rollout of renewable energy in Egypt with the approval of a US$ 500 million framework for the development of Benban.

This project is supported by the Green Climate Fund, the European Union and the donors to the SEMED MDA (Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Taipei China and the United Kingdom).

(Sources: Enterprise.press, Energy Global, Power EngineeringEBRD)

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