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Egypt to generate 8 GW from solar power, wind energy

overcome energy shortages. Egypt will fix feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in early October as it aims to increase power generated from renewable energy sources, according to declarations made by Investment Minister Ashraf Salman, speaking at Al-Mal GTM conference in Cairo on Monday. He revealed that Egypt plans to generate 4 gigawatts (GW) of solar … Continue reading Egypt to generate 8 GW from solar power, wind energy

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Renewable energy is Egypt’s raft out of crisis

Scarcity of financial resources and the lack of a solid plan are the main reasons behind the perpetuation of Egypt’s energy crisis, according to experts who attended the Cairo Energy Conference. “The energy problem is well known. Its solutions are also well known, but there is no will to solve it,” says Mohamed Shoeb, former … Continue reading Renewable energy is Egypt’s raft out of crisis

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ElSewedy wins Egypt contract to develop six 100 MW wind power plants

ElSewedy Electric Co. has won a contract to develop six 100MW wind power plants in the country.   The stock listed cable manufacturer clinched the deal to own and operate the wind farms in the Al-Zayt Gulf on the Red Sea. Under the deal, ElSewedy will be able to provide power to its customers over … Continue reading ElSewedy wins Egypt contract to develop six 100 MW wind power plants

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Masdar targets North African wind energy projects

The Mubadala Development unit is already one of three investors in the Middle East’s first utility-scale wind power project in Jordan. Siemens, one of the world’s biggest players in wind energy, says the cost of producing wind power in the United States has fallen 43 per cent since 2008, while the power generated per turbine … Continue reading Masdar targets North African wind energy projects

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Egyptian government to invest $1 billion in solar energy projects

The Egyptian government has revealed its plan to invest $1 billion in solar energy projects. During a conference organised by the Chambers of Commerce in Alexandria last month, the Local and Administrative Development Minister Adel Labib revealed the $1 billion investment plan, stating that the solar projects would help create job opportunities for young people … Continue reading Egyptian government to invest $1 billion in solar energy projects

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Strong Policy Framework Needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Many developing countries with sun-baked deserts are investing in concentrated solar power, or CSP. While the climatic conditions are right for the technology, these countries face challenges in making CSP viable. These include financing and risk mitigation, reducing costs, and building local capacity, among others. A group of energy policymakers and practitioners from Morocco, Egypt, … Continue reading Strong Policy Framework Needed for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Egypt to receive bids for construction of first solar power plant

According to a report released by the Ministry of Electricity, the project is part of the Ministry’s five-year (2012-2017) solar energy plan.   The plan will seek to increase Egypt’s energy production by 3,500 megawatts, 2,800 of which will be produced using concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, with the remaining 700 megawatts produced via photovoltaic … Continue reading Egypt to receive bids for construction of first solar power plant

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Wind energy in Egypt: 200 MW Wind Farm to Be Established in Suez Gulf

Minister of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Emam spoke about an agreement between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to establish new ventures in the fields of electricity and renewable energy. The Minister asserted that procedures will be taken within days to establish the first joint company between the two countries to produce new and renewable … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: 200 MW Wind Farm to Be Established in Suez Gulf

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Wind energy in Egypt: six new wind farms

Local and international companies express interest in tender for wind energy projects issued by the government. Twenty four Egyptian and international companies have purchased tender documents for a wind power project to establish six new wind farms, Alborsa has reported. Interested companies included El Sewedy Industries Group, Heavy Industries Services Co. (HISCO), Chinese HTG Development … Continue reading Wind energy in Egypt: six new wind farms

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Egypt on Solar Energy World Map

Egypt receives annually 2,400 hrs of solar operation with high intensity of solar radiation equivalent to 2,600 KWh/m2.   Egyptian electricity consumption statistics show that Cairo is among the world’s most lively and brightly lit cities, with extremely high levels of energy consumed for lighting up households and streets. The required levels of energy often … Continue reading Egypt on Solar Energy World Map

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Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

The report offers solar energy (PV and Concentrating Solar Power) project details for each market along with country-specific demand forecasts to 2017. The MENA region possesses the greatest technical potential for renewable energy in the world with much of this potential attributed to solar power. This potential is now starting to be more seriously considered, … Continue reading Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2013-2017

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