CAIRO: The Giza governorate started operating new solar energy panels on the rooftop of the governorate headquarters, Youm7 reported Friday.
The panels can produce 10 kilowatts of energy an hour, and according to a press release were installed to minimize power outages. Officials said the solar panels will reduce the building’s energy consumption by 30 percent.
Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman said the solar panels were installed after guidance from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to the Cabinet to install solar energy panels on the rooftops of government buildings.
In April, the Giza governorate previously announced the installation of six solar-powered street lights near the governorate headquarters, Al-Bawabh News reported. Officials said if this installation was successful, the use of solar powered infrastructure would increase in the governorate.
In June, Abdel Rahman said in a press statement that officials had agreed to install solar energy lighting on Haram Street, one of the main streets of Giza, El-Fagr reported.