Benban, Africa's largest solar park, completed

By Jonathan Wells

The Egyptian site will power 1,000,000 homes
 
After three years of work, construction of one of the largest solar parks in the world is now complete and all its plots are now operational.
 
Benban, in Egypt's Aswan desert, extends over 37 square km and will generate 1.5 GW, enough to provide renewable energy to more than 1,000,000 homes.
 
The EBRD is proud to be the largest financier, having supported 16 of the 32 plots.
 
This project is supported by the Green Climate Fund, the European Union and the donors to the SEMED MDA (AustraliaFinlandFranceGermanyItaly, the NetherlandsNorwaySwedenSpain, Taipei China and the United Kingdom).

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