25 Apr '16, 8am

Masdar completes solar PV/diesel projects totaling 30 MW across Egypt

Renewable energy company Masdar (Abu Dhabi) has completed the delivery of 30 megawatts of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects and 7,000 solar home systems in remote and strategic areas across Egypt. Together, the four projects developed by Masdar’s Special Projects unit will power 25,800 homes, the company announces. On April 19th , 2016, Masdar formally completed a 14 MW project comprised of four PV/diesel hybrid plants developed in the governorate of the Red Sea. The new projects complement existing diesel-based plants with solar energy, thereby saving costs associated with the purchase and transport of diesel, reducing risk of fuel price increases and supply shortages. The PV plants in Marsa Alam (6 MW), Shalateen (5 MW), Abu Ramad (2 MW) and Halayeb (1 MW) are specifically designed to ensure that the area’s tourism sector – the lifeblood of the region – is s...

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