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Retech Egypt

Retech Egypt – September 1 – 3, 2015 – The Int’l Cairo Renewable & Green Energy Exhibition and Conference will stage at the CICC – Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. For details click here

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Arzon Announces uModule Platform

The California-based Arzon Solar team is excited to unveiling the uModule CPV platform. Unlike most CPV products, which are targeted specifically to the utility-scale segment of the solar market, uModule is designed to empower products in every market segment of solar, including industrial, commercial, off grid, remote, mobile, utility and as an alternative to rooftop. Click here to learn more about the uModule platform on the Arzon Solar blog....

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Egypt’s cabinet approves law privatising electricity production, transmission

In wake of recurrent energy shortfalls, Egypt will gradually push energy production, distribution and transmission to the private sector over the coming five years. Egypt’s cabinet approved Wednesday a law privatising electricity production, distribution and transmission, reported the state-owned news agency MENA. The law limits the state role in the electricity sector to regulation and supervision and separates activities of production,...

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Loans for rooftop solar are heating up in Egypt

Two Egyptian banks are moving into green lending with an initiative to finance rooftop solar power systems for residential consumers. National Bank of Egypt and Banque Misr are offering loans within specific areas of Cairo, with plans to expand into Egypt’s other governorates. How will that work in a mostly Muslim country, where interest payments are forbidden by Islamic law? Energy Committee Head Magid Eldeen Almanzlaoy said the loans are a...

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Egypt’s Feed-In Tariff Program: Ready, Set…

Egypt recently released a shortlist of 110 qualified applicants for solar photovoltaic and wind projects in the context of the first regulatory period of its new feed-in tariff scheme. The first regulatory period runs from 2015 to 2017. During this time, the Egyptian government aims to procure 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy capacity, including 2,000 megawatts of medium-to-large scale solar photovoltaic facilities and 2,000 megawatts of...

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Egypt to ‘rebuild pyramids’ as Sisi plots economic revival

Egypt is plotting a construction binge not seen since the Pyramids of Giza were erected with billions of dollars to be channelled into new power plants and expanding the Suez Canal as President Abdulfattah el-Sisi finally looks to modernise the economy after gaining power last summer. Ashraf Salman, Egypt Investment Minister, speaking exclusively to the Telegraph in London, said that luring foreign direct investment back to the country after...

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UAE company bets on renewable power in Egypt amid energy crisis

A Dubai-based private firm is leading a consortium in bidding to develop solar and wind power plants for Egypt as part of the country’s plans to diversify its power generation mix amid its worst energy crisis in decades, the company’s chairman said. Egypt is working to expand both coal and renewable energy use. It is mostly dependent on natural gas to power homes and industry, and persistent shortages cause regular blackouts...

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Solar twice oversubscribed in Middle East’s first GW-scale tender

Egypt’s recent renewable energy tender was twice oversubscribed for solar projects, it has been revealed. The Egyptian government is expected to reveal the full list of pre-approved projects in the region’s first gigawatt-scale tender later today. The law firm Eversheds hosted an event in December with the chairman of Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority and the managing director of the electricity regulator, EgyptERA. The subject...

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