The Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) of the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade has approved the construction of a small 90 kWp solar power plant.It aimed to supply solar energy to the University of Zagazig in Egypt.
This power plant is part of the Egypt-PV project.It is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and it has been implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which will act as the GEF Implementing Agency.
According to the managers of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Zagazig, during the construction phase, the small solar photovoltaic project is expected to offer training opportunity to the students, engineers, and technicians of the faculty, and allow the enrichment of scientific research in the fields of renewable energies and sustainable development.
The project targets to install small grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems for households, small and medium-sized enterprises.
According to Egypt-PV officials the target is to facilitate at least 4 MWp of new decentralized private PV capacity during the lifetime of the project.