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Egypt Solar Industry Association (Egypt-SIA)


The Solar GCC Alliance is in the process of forming an Egyptian affiliate, to be known as the Egypt Solar Industry Association (Egypt-SIA). This organization will seek to create new solar energy business and employment opportunities in Egypt and enable collaboration opportunities throughout the GCC region.

To get involved, email info@egypt-sia.com for membership details.

Egypt Solar Industry Association (Egypt-SIA)
Palm Hills, The Village, Building 26, Apt #21, 90th Street, Next to AUC, New Cairo
Executive Director: Alan Nagi Elyousfi

Mr. Elyousfi holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Purdue University (USA) and Master’s in Technology Management from Saint Thomas University (USA). He currently serves as Business Development Manager for the GTAT Polysilicon Division, covering Europe, the Middle East and India. He has more than 13 years of experience in global business development  of technology and equipment in the Solar and Cryogenic space.

Email: alan@egypt-sia.com

Mobile: +201279620589

Egypt-SIA releases report :

“Egypt’s Solar Energy Market – FiT Program and Beyond 2015”

Egypt has captured the headlines and attention of the solar industry the last several weeks. With 2.3 GW of power to be generated by photovoltaic energy in the next couple of years, the world is taking notice; major international players are coming to Egypt, forming key relations with local enterprises to make this ambitious goal a reality.

Egypt SIA’s new market report provides detailed insights on the latest solar market developments as well as in-depth perspectives from some of the key stakeholders, including regulators, laws firms, developers and EPC contractors who are active in the emerging Egyptian solar energy market

How easy will it be for international solar developers set up special purpose vehicles in Egypt and secure land plots for their projects? Which banks are expected to provide financing? Which PV system components are going to be locally sourced and which parts are likely to be exported in the first batch of power plants? These are some of the questions that are answered within the report.

In addition, the report offers a unique outlook on solar developments beyond the feed-in-tariff scheme; tracking opportunities in various industries and governorates across Egypt. Finally, an extensive list of local solar energy firms is included with a description of their activities.

Download the report“Egypt’s Solar Energy Market – FiT Program and Beyond 2015”

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Egypt Solar Update

With an average level of solar radiation between 2,000 to 3,200 kWh per square metre a year, Egypt has significant potential for solar energy. To date, however, uptake of solar projects has been slow because of high capital costs, but the country has recently moved to expand its solar capacity.

During a conference organised by the Chambers of Commerce in Alexandria in April of 2014, the Local and Administrative Development Minister Adel Labib revealed a $1 billion investment plan, stating that the solar projects would help create job opportunities for young people in the country, as well as reduce stress on the country’s electricity grid.

The country’s commitment to go solar is echoed by a recent protocol entered between the government, the New Urban Communities Authority and the Information and Decision Support Centre. Under the agreement, PV arrays will be installed on government buildings to help generate power for lightering and increase the capacity of the electricity network.

According to Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), the country has set a target of generating 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. This strategy, which was approved in February of 2008, aims to generate about 12 percent (7200 MW) from wind power and 8 percent from other sources, to be led by hydropower and solar energy.

Other recent solar projects in Egypt include a solar power in the El Fayoum Governorate’s Wadi Al-Rayan wildlife reserve funded by a $500,000 grant from Italy to the Egyptian government, and a solar PV production line following a contract between Egypt’s Arab Renewable Energy Company (ARECO) and Disctech FZCO, an affiliate of Z-One Holding of the United Arab Emirates. The production line is expected to commence in September with an initial capacity of 21 MW and reach an annual capacity of 80 MW by 2016.

Key Contacts

Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MoERE)
MoERE is responsible for energy generation, transmission and distribution, in addition to general planning related to electricity. It participates in setting energy prices, supervises research & development of energy projects, publishes electric energy production & consumption data, and provides technical assistance to other countries in the region. The Ministry’s stated goals include optimization of existing energy sources to protect the environment, and to expand the utilization of new and renewable energy sources. The Ministry also seeks to expand Egypt’s electrical grid and connect it with that of neighboring countries. www.moee.gov.eg
New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)
Founded in 1986, the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) was established to act as the national focal point for expanding efforts to develop and introduce renewable energy technologies to Egypt on a commercial scale and to implement related energy conservation programs. www.nrea.gov.eg
Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA)
EgyptERA is a regulatory body charged with organizing and monitoring all activities related to electrical energy production, transmission, distribution and consumption in the country. www.egyptera.org
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an independent not-for-profit regional organization which aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organizations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase the share of renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services in the Arab region and their share of global market. www.rcreee.org
OneraSystems
The latest addition to the family of MEET Egypt, OneraSystems was created to provide clean, efficient and reliable energy to the burgeoning business and civilian populations of the Middle East. Today it provides and compliments MEET with complete solar powered systems for the Telecommunications, Oil and Utilities sectors; as wells as any other fields that require their services. www.onerasystem.com
Cairo Solar
Cairo Solar provides clients with more than just the hardware to produce power, including the information needed to ensure that each and every client is getting the right solution for their roof. www.cairo-solar.com
SolarizEgypt
Established in 2013, SolarizEgypt designs, installs and commissions grid-connected PV solar power plants. It also offers the option of Operation & Maintenance of the plant, according to customer preference. In the short term SolarizEgypt intends to focus on its specialization to become the number one grid-tie PV solar power plant supplier in Egypt for small and large scale applications alike. In the long term, the company expects to expand geographically and diversify on its offered solar products range. facebook.com/solarizegypt
Aton Solar Power Solutions
ATON Egypt delivers sustainable, renewable energy solutions of products and packaged systems. The company provides turnkey projects for Solar Water Pumping Systems in the remote areas that cover a wide range of applications such as irrigation, drinking water, livestock, and water circulation and purification systems. www.aton-eg.com
International Technology Group (ITG)
Originally established as an e-waste recycling company, International Technology Group S.A.E is working to diversify its business by becoming an agent for solar companies in Egypt. itg-groupegypt.com
Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI)
AOI is one of the largest industrial organisations in Egypt with significant international relationships both in the defence and civilian transport sectors. The AOI is wholly state-owned by Egypt and administered by a Supreme Committee, the chairman of which is the Egyptian president and which includes several cabinet ministers. www.aoi.com.eg
Sun Infinite Energy (SEI)
Sun Infinite Energy is a new venture renewable energy solution provider with an initial focus on solar energy as a viable replacement to conventional energy sources in Egypt & the Region. The company’s main focus is the development of viable solar energy applications by customizing the available global technology to create a fit for purpose solution adjusted to the market’s energy needs. www.suninfinite.com
Solar Energy Development Association (SEDA)
SEDA is a pioneer institution advocating the development of the solar energy (heat and power) market in Egypt by developing the competencies of the people for utilizing nature’s gift of abundant solar energy to improve their quality of life, introducing innovative and creative solutions for developing the market, guaranteeing the quality of supply, and providing a point of reference where reliable and credible stakeholders come together in a transparent manner to continuously promote the advancement of solar energy in Egypt. seda-eg.com

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