FILE- Solar cell station in Egypt
CAIRO – 18 February 2018: After overcoming the electricity problem that lasted from 2012 to 2013, Egypt seeks for new resources to produce Energy.
Egypt searches for clean energy to produce electric power for factories and houses during the upcoming years, in order to save power and preserve the environment.
Solar cell station project in the new city of Borg El Arab is the most important project to produce electric energy as well as desalination of existing sea water and will provide water and electricity to a village with a population of 1000.
The solar cell station is the first project in Egypt of its kind with specified technology.
The station consists of solar panels moving in the direction of the sun throughout the day until it absorbs the largest amount of energy during the morning and is equipped with mirrors to help in absorbing the thermal energy.
It also has tubes for melting salt, which works at 550 degrees celsius, which help in melting salt and running turbines in addition to generating steam, which helps in desalination and produce 250 cubic meters of fresh water per day.
Director of the project Amr Amin said that this project is a joint research between the Academy of Scientific Research and the European Union, with a cost of €22 million.
Amin added that solar cell project is a joint alternative between Egyptian and Italian researchers, clarifying that Egyptian researchers had training sessions in Italy to be able to run the station.
Amin pointed out that the station will be inaugurated on February 27 in a presence of a delegation from European Union and joint research centers and companies from Italy, Egypt and Europe.
He added that the target of this project is to transfer the renewable energy technology to Egypt. He also stressed that the project will create an opportunity for Italian investment in Egypt, as solar cells companies have the desire to exist in Egypt and to produce clean energy in the country.
Project coordinator from the Italian side Alberto Giacconi said that the project got international patents, adding that this project is remarkable and will achieve great success in Egypt in the field of solar energy.