News

Egypt Launches New Solar Power Plant

Egypt Launches New Solar Power Plant

solarr

Egypt launched on Thursday a new power plant generated by solar energy in Siwa, west of the country, the minister of electricity announced.

Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said the new plant would generate 10 megawatts, to compliment the diesel units in the city, reported the state news agency MENA. Shaker added that the plant would help establish a number of projects in the city and provide job opportunities there.

Establishing the power plant costs $25 million, Shaker reportedly said. He added that the costs were provided by an Emirati grant signed last year worth $140 million.

South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda announced on Tuesday the intention to use solar energy for all lighting in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, which currently relies on solar energy for 70 percent of its lighting. The governor said the shift will be completed within three months.

The shift towards solar energy comes in line with government policies to diversify sources of energy, amid an energy crisis Egypt has been facing for years.

Egypt aims to build solar power plants and wind energy facilities within the next three years, with a total capacity of 4,300 megawatts. It is also seeking to generate electricity using nuclear power and has signed an agreement with Russia to assist with building a nuclear facility.

Porn Filmed At Egypt's Pyramids Sparks Outrage
Egypt's Minister of Interior Replaced

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

A snapshot from a video released on Twitter by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on August 28, 2014.

Australia Declares ‘Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis’ a Terrorist Organization

Egyptian StreetsDecember 10, 2016
nieuwe-groep-claimt-aanslag-cairo-961x658

Seven Killed in Giza, Kafr El-Sheikh Explosions Targeting Police

Egyptian StreetsDecember 10, 2016
1000_1472412595osama_mursi_22415

Former President Morsi’s Son Arrested

Egyptian StreetsDecember 9, 2016
azzasoliman

Egyptian Women’s Rights Activist Azza Soliman Released on Bail after Arrest

Egyptian StreetsDecember 8, 2016
Credit: Martin Roemers/Anastasia Photo

Professors and Doctors Among 45 Arrested in Egypt Organ Trafficking Ring

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
05black

Egypt’s Foreign Reserves Rise to $US 23 Billion

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
1200x-1-1024x697-1

Naguib Sawiris Steps Down as CEO of Orascom in Surprise Resignation

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

Senior Heinz Egypt Employee Arrested After 62 Tonnes of Rotten Tomatoes Found

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.