Egypt

Egypt seeks to define new auction mechanism for solar and wind

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which is now assisting the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the tendering of two solar PV projects, is seeking consultants to help the country’s transition from FITs to auctions.

Acciona breaks ground on 186 MW of solar in Egypt

The Spanish renewable energy company is building three solar facilities at the Benban complex in partnership with Saudi company, Swicorp. The installations will rely on solar modules provided by Chinese manufacturer, Astronergy and trackers from the Spanish provider, STI Norland.

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Egypt’s largest PV plant inaugurated

German firm, ib vogt and Egypt’s Infinity Solar inaugurated first 64.1 MW PV farm in the Aswan Governorate, Southern Egypt this week. pv magazine, which attended the event, reports on the future plans of the two partners, and looks at the Egyptian solar market.

Germany’s ib vogt breaks ground on three Egyptian solar farms totaling 166.5 MW

The projects were awarded to the German EPC under the second round of the Egyptian FIT program, and are located in Benban in the country’s Aswan Governate.

Trump opens the door for specific products, nations to be excluded from tariffs

The U.S. President’s proclamation provides a path for specific products to apply for exemption from tariffs, which had been sought by both SunPower and the government of South Korea. Additionally, imports from a number of developing nations are exempt as long as import levels remain small.

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$102.6 million guaranteed for 250 MW Egyptian PV project

World Bank Group member, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has pledged to provide financial support for six solar power plants in Egypt, the accumulative capacity of which stands at 250 MW.

ACWA Power gets financing to deploy 165.5 MW at Egypt’s Benban solar complex

The Saudi energy company will build three solar facilities under Round 2 of the country’s FIT program.

Egypt issues tender for 600 MW of solar

The tender is the first to be issued under the new auction mechanism, which has replaced the FIT scheme for large-scale solar.

ABB supplies inverters for 20 MW project in southern Egypt

The plant was installed in an area of Egypt’s Western Desert that is devoted to a governmental project to transform half a million acres of desert into arable land.

Egypt’s PV net metering set to bear fruit

Egypt’s feed-in tariff scheme expired in October, however recent regulatory updates on the net metering scheme are set to bear fruit for solar PV in Egypt. pv magazine explores the new policy and business landscape.