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The ACUD, Administrative Capital for Urban Development is currently preparing to list an international tender for the use of rooftops in residential areas of the New Administrative Capital (NAC). This will allow for photovoltaic solar panels to be installed to produce electricity for the smart city.
The power purchase agreement format will be used to implement the project with a capacity of 130 MW. It will be the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic project in the world.
This tender is part of Phase 2 of the Photovoltaic Rooftops Project. It will be installed on rooftops of buildings in R01, R02, R03, R05, and R06 districts. The project was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities and the Armed Forces Engineering Authority.
In 2019, the first phase of this project was launched. It powered the Government District buildings at a power output of 10 MW. The ACUD is committed to generating 30 to 35% of NAC’s electricity from renewable energy sources like solar energy.
According to the Egyptian government’s strategy and directives, Clean and Affordable Energy is the seventh UN Sustainable Development Goal that the ACUD intends to achieve in a relentless manner.
It is anticipated that the project will begin in the second half of this year and conclude sometime around 2023.