|13 December, 2019

Investments in Egypt’s Benban solar park total $2.2bln

Benban's solar power plants have a1,465-mega-watt total capacity

Image used for illustrative purpose. A man walks between solar panels set up by Tesla, at the San Juan Children's Hospital, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 26, 2017.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A man walks between solar panels set up by Tesla, at the San Juan Children's Hospital, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 26, 2017.

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Cairo –   Egypt’s Benban solar park, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) power station, electricity and renewable energy minister said.

The project was executed in cooperation with 32 investors, who contributed $2.2 billion, electricity minister Mohamed Shaker said in a cabinet statement, adding that the power station will be fully operational this year.

The complex comprises a number of solar power plants, with a total capacity of 1,465 mega watts (MW), or 90% of the total energy produced by Aswan’s High Dam.

The solar park plants were linked to substations, which will feature 22/220 kilovolts (KV) switchgears and 3x175 megavolt amperes (MVA).

The length of the lines constructed to transmit the generated power to the substations and further to the national electricity network spans over 1,000 kilometres (KM), Shaker said.

Source: Mubasher

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