Egypt’s Benban solar part to be inaugurated in December
The Benban solar energy park in Aswan is slated for inauguration this month, sources from the Electricity Ministry told the local press. Benban was due for inauguration in November as USD 2 bn, 1.46 GW-worth of solar plants have already started commercial operations. Among the companies that built power plants in Benban include a consortium of Hassan Allam and TAQA Arabia as well as Scatec Solar, Elsewedy Electric, and Germany’s Ib Vogt, among others. Egypt aims to produce 20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2022 and 42% by 2035.