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Scatec Solar begins commercial operation of its fourth Benban plant

Posted: August 22, 2019 at 11:29 am   /   Renewables

Scatec Solar reaches commercial operation for its fourth 65 MW power plant in Egypt: Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected and reached commercial operation for another 65 MW of the 390 MW Benban project in Egypt. Scatec Solar now has 260 MW in operation in Egypt and expects to have completed the remaining two […]

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German ib vogt completes three PV solar plants at Benban complex

Posted: August 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm   /   Renewables

Ib Vogt begins commercial operation of three solar plants at Benban German solar project development company Ib Vogt has begun commercial operation of three solar power plants with a combined capacity of 166.5 MW at the Benban solar complex near Aswan, the company announced in a statement. The plants were awarded under the second round […]

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Scatec Solar starts commercial operation for third 65 MW power plant in Egypt

Posted: June 16, 2019 at 1:11 pm   /   Renewables

Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected and reached commercial operation for another 65 MW of the 400 MW Benban project in Egypt. Scatec Solar now has 195 MW in operation in Egypt and expects to have completed the project during second half of 2019. The Benban solar power plant is Scatec Solar’s largest project […]

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Scatec Solar connects first part of 400 MW solar plant in Egypt to grid

Posted: April 12, 2019 at 9:32 am   /   Renewables

First part of Scatec Solar’s 400 MW solar power plant in Egypt in commercial operation. Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected and reached commercial operation for 65 MW of their 400 MW Benban project in Egypt. The Benban solar power plant is Scatec Solar’s largest project under construction, and the Company is the largest […]

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Vodafone dials in to 100% solar power in Egypt – Energy Live News

Posted: March 17, 2019 at 9:42 am   /   Renewables

The firm plans to build between 20MW and 25MW of new solar infrastructure by the year 2025. Vodafone claims it will be the first company in Egypt to go 100% solar. The global telecommunications giant plans to generate all of its own electricity through massive solar plants in Banban, Aswan. It says the clean power […]

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Alcazar Energy

Alcazar AEES1 Solar PV project first of thirty to commence operation in Benban Solar Park Egypt

Posted: January 26, 2019 at 11:55 pm   /   Renewables

World’s Largest Solar Park’s First Round 2 PV Project Achieves Completion. Alcazar Energy’s 64 MW Solar PV plant (AEES1) is the first of thirty projects in the Benban Solar Park to complete construction and enter commercial operation. Benban will be the largest solar power installation in the world with up to 1.5 GW capacity located […]

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TAQA Arabia, Hassan Allam break ground on EGP 1.35 bn Benban solar plant

Posted: August 29, 2018 at 1:22 pm   /   Renewables

Qalaa Holdings subsidiary TAQA Arabia and Hassan Allam Holding have begun constructing their EGP 1.35 bn, 50 MW solar power plant in Aswan’s Benban complex, Qalaa said in a statement to the EGX. The project is being finance by five international institutions, including the International Finance Corporation IFC, according to the statement. The power plant […]

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LA Times: World’s largest solar farm rises in the Egyptian desert

Posted: August 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm   /   Renewables

In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field. World War I and the discovery of cheap oil derailed Shuman’s […]

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Infographic: The Benban Solar Park in Egypt (Forbes)

Posted: March 16, 2018 at 2:24 pm   /   Renewables

The Benban Solar Park in Aswan – Egypt. Graphics: Sally Hoteit (Source: Forbes Middle East)

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Bloomberg: Desert Sun to Power Upper Egypt with $2.8 bn Solar Park

Posted: March 16, 2018 at 2:18 pm   /   Renewables

German-built solar plant is first to feed into grid in Aswan. Egypt targets producing 20% of power from renewables by 2022. Egypt inaugurated the first solar power plant at a remote desert complex where the government plans to generate as much as 1.8 gigawatts from the sun, cutting the most populous Arab nation’s reliance on […]

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