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11 Apr 2018, Gergana Bencheva, EMIS Editor

Chinese TBEA Sunoasis Company starts construction of solar plant in Egypt

Chinese green and smart energy service provider TBEA Sunoasis Company has started its construction of Benban Solar Plant, located about 650 km south of Egypt’s capital Cairo, Xinhua News Agency reported. The facility, which is expected to be one of the largest solar plants in the world, is due for completion in the middle of 2019.

The plant’s ambition is to generate up to 2 GW of utility-scale solar capacity and is aimed to help Egypt increase its use of renewable energy to 22% of all domestic energy use by 2020. The project’s cost is estimated at some USD 180 million and is provided by a number of global funding agencies and banks, including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Xinhua News Agency added.

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