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Ahram Online: Solar power in Egypt: Key renewable energy for mega-projects

Renewable energy sources, especially solar, have a considerable role to play in the implementation of development projects in remote areas.
25.08.18 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

Some 98 per cent of Egypt’s population is concentrated in the Nile Valley and Delta, which represent only four per cent of the country’s total area, with only two per cent of the population living in the vast desert areas east and west of the River Nile.
The government has been trying to change this by establishing development projects in these areas, including mega-projects depending on renewable energy sources.

According to Galal Othman, a professor of engineering at Mansoura University and chair of the Egyptian Association of Wind Energy and a member of the International Agency for Solar Energy, renewable energy sources, especially solar energy, have a considerable role to play in the implementation of development projects in remote areas and new urban settlements.

New research entitled “Egypt’s Mega-Projects Powered by Off-Grid Hybrid Distributed Renewable Energy Systems” suggests that the use of a mix of wind and solar energy could power many of Egypt’s mega-projects.