Global solar EPC company, Sterling and Wilson, has selected NEXTracker to supply 325MW of smart solar trackers to its Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt.
Egypt is increasingly turning to the sun for power as #solar has become competitive w/traditional generation. NEXTracker announced that it will supply 325MW of #NXHorizon trackers to the 1.6 GW Benban park: https://t.co/bzKnm1k6Zh @_sterlingwilson pic.twitter.com/s3e58O9yYn
— NEXTracker, Inc. (@NEXTracker) January 17, 2018
The Benban solar park occupies 37 square-kilometers, and on completion is expected to host a total capacity of more than 1.6GW, making it the largest planned solar installation in the world. Read more...
"We're thrilled that Sterling and Wilson chose NEXTracker to supply our trackers for what's predicted to be the largest solar facility in the world," said Dan Shugar, founder and CEO of the company.
"We've developed a successful partnership with Sterling and Wilson, having deployed over 400MW of trackers for their projects in India, and are delighted to be extending that partnership to North Africa. It's very gratifying to be a part of Egypt's investment in the solar industry and the country's movement towards a cleaner and brighter future."
Transition to clean energy
According to the World Bank, in 2014 Egypt relied on fossil fuels for 96% of its total energy consumption.
Looking forward, the Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, states that: "Egypt plans to generate 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2022.”
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