India Inc India Inc: Friday, 11 August 2017 06:28

India begins solar project in Egypt



India has launched a solar project with state-of-the-art technology to electrify a remote village in Egypt.

The Solar Electrification Project, an off-grid system that is ideal for remote locations, has been launched at Agaween village in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border.

India provided all the solar panels and sub-systems, machinery, equipment and technical support, as well as training for technicians, while the Egyptian government provided the location for implementation of the project. The project was inaugurated by India’s Ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, and Major General Alla Fathi Abou Zeid, Governor of Matrouh, recently.

Bhattacharyya said: “The project harnesses the sun and enriches the life of the villagers. The project is a demonstration of India’s technical capabilities, especially in renewable energy, and can be replicated at other locations in Egypt.”

The total output of the project is 8.8kw, with the ability to electrify the whole village.

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