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The Egyptian Government launched a solar Feed-in-Tariff programme in 2015 with a goal of generating 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2022. With 1.8 GW and covering 36 km² the Benban site near Aswan is in 2019 the world’s largest one-site solar project. Scatec Solar entered the market in 2015 and with 390 MW under construction, the company is the largest solar developer in Egypt.

390

MW in operation

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Benban, Egypt, 390 MW

In 2017, Scatec Solar signed 25-year Power Purchase Agreements for delivery of electricity from six plants totaling 390 MW with the Government of Egypt. The project is located near Aswan in Upper Egypt. Scatec Solar is the single largest contributor to the 1.8GW Benban Solar Park with this 390 MW project. This is Scatec Solar’s largest and also our first project using bifacial solar modules. The bifacial modules are producing energy from both sides of the solar panel, increasing the total clean energy generation.

2019

Grid connected

870

GWh produced per annum

420k

Households powered

350k

CO2 emissions avoided (tons)