The Egyptian energy sector has been suffering since 2011, which places a significant responsibility on the government to provide additional sources for electricity to meet the domestic demand. Egypt relies on natural gas and oil for about 91% of its energy needs with the remaining 8% coming from the High [...]
The first training programme in the field of solar power for researchers from Africa and the Middle East is set to launch next September. The programme, offered by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt, will take place at the Multipurpose Applications by Thermodynamic Solar (MATS) plant. The [...]
Cranfield University research is part of the latest technology included in a multi-purpose concentrated solar power plant which has opened in Egypt. The €22M project was funded by the European Union Framework 7 programme and the City for Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City). The aim of the research consortium [...]
Research from Cranfield University has contributed to technology being used in a new multi-purpose concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Egypt. The €22 million (£19.3m) project was funded by the EU Framework Seven programme and the City for Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City). Located in Borg El Arab near [...]
Rising costs of fossil fuel prices in Egypt along with exemptions from customs duties on renewable equipment suggests a strong business case for Concentrating Solar Heat (CSH) in industrial processes. But inflationary and currency pressures as well as space constraints at factory sites are impeding the growth of this promising [...]
Egypt has invested millions to modernise and expand its power capacity and networks. The country has recently been focusing on the expansion of renewable energy projects to meet increasing power demand, diversify the national energy resources, and protect the environment. Although the country's average level of solar radiation throughout the [...]
Solar energy expert Hany El-Nokrashy, a member of the advisory council formed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, spoke to Daily News Egypt about his five-year plan to attract foreign investment and the establishment of solar power plants in the coming period. What was the plan you presented to the [...]
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated up to $500 million of 2016 funding to finance Egypt's new solar energy program, Egyptian news agencies reported December 1. Egypt has set a target of 20% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and aims to build up to [...]
Eversheds has released a report that details the latest tenders: a 250MW wind project, a 200MW PV project, and a 50MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant.
Abengoa signs a MoU with Egypt to cooperate in the development of the national Concentrated Solar Power
This MoU sets cooperation terms for the development of dispatchable concentrated solar power plants, in particular Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), in Egypt.
Many developing countries with sun-baked deserts are investing in concentrated solar power, or CSP.
North African and Middle East Countries Poised to Upgrade Concentrated Solar Power Use with AfDB, World Bank, and CIF Support
The workshop presented an important opportunity for the five countries to discuss ways to deepen their effective use of CSP as a means to transform their national and regional energy paths.
Egypt receives annually 2,400 hrs of solar operation with high intensity of solar radiation equivalent to 2,600 KWh/m2.