CAIRO: A new solar plant is under development at the University of Heliopolis, the Faculty of Engineering announced.
The thermo photovoltaic (TPV) device is being used to heat water as well as generate 5 kilowatts of electricity.
Students are receiving training on the devices, as well as learning about wastewater treatment, said Dr. Rasha Al-Khouly, Dean of the Faculty Engineering.
Egypt, which for years has suffered from rolling blackouts, has begun to look towards solar energy as a solution for its energy shortage.
The Ministry of Electricity signed 56 memoranda of understanding to build wind- and solar- powered power plants with capacity of 4300 megawatts in August.
Schneider Electricity has proposed establishing a solar plant in Southern Sinai with a capacity of 50 megawatts, Youm7 reported in late August.
“The company is to act as a technical expert and implementer for the project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity; the project will coordinate to raise the efficiency of Egypt’s national grid,” Schneider official said in the company’s meeting with the Prime Minister.