The Memorandum of Understanding or MoU was signed during a visit by the Indian Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah to meet Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Energy Hassan Younes. The 14-member delegation that visited Egypt with the minister was reported to also consist of top companies in the solar sector in India.The pilot project will be implemented in an Egyptian village and will be funded by both sides.Details have not been released as of yet.
Indian Ambassador to Egypt, R. Swaminathan said that the MoU includes training programmes, local manufacturing of equipment and information exchange, policy formulation and joint research and development.
According to local reports, Abdullah has been quoted as saying "We feel we should help each other, this is an energy that is good for all and it is free from good and it does not have the damaging effect to the environment as the fossil fuel has. And the price of fossil fuels is going up and the demand for energy is increasing."
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.