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Scatec Solar reaches commercial operation of 65 MW of its 400 MW Benban solar project in Egypt

Norwegian integrated independent solar power producer, Scatec Solar,  announced  grid connection and commercial operation of 65 MW of the 400 MW Benban solar project in Egypt.  Scatec Solar now has 130 MW in operation in Egypt and with 400 MW under construction, it is the largest solar developer in Egypt.

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Voltalia starts construction of 32MW Râ Solar power plant in Egypt

Voltalia, an international renewable energy company headquartered in France, announced this week the beginning of the construction of Râ Solar, its first solar power plant in Africa.

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MIGA to support construction of six solar PV plants in Egypt with $102.6M in financing

MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, announced on January 9 guarantees of up to $102.6m in support of the construction, operation and maintenance of six solar power plants in Egypt. The power plants will collectively have a combined capacity of up to 250MW, and represent the first set of a total 12 projects approved by MIGA’s board in support of Egypt’s Solar Feed in Tariff (FiT) program.

 

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Phoenix Energy to develop solar PV power plant in world’s largest solar generation park in Egypt

Lebanon based renewable energy solutions company Phoenix Energy announced this week a partnership with Infinity Solar  of Egypt and IB Vogt of Germany to develop a 50 MW solar PV power plant in Benban Solar Park near Aswan, Egypt.

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EBRD to Provide 500 million USD for Solar Energy Program in Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) reported on Monday that it has earmarked up to US$ 500 million for 2016 to support Egypt’s new solar energy programme, which aims to construct up to 2,000 MW of utility-scale solar generating capacity as part of an ambitious target to secure 20 per cent of electricity from renewable sources.

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