SODIC, a real estate developer, and Electro-Mechanical for Energy (EME) have entered into an agreement to install 400 rooftop solar plants at SODIC’s VYE development. This project, the largest residential solar initiative in Africa, boasts a 2-megawatt capacity and an annual production potential of 3.5 gigawatt-hours. It is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,600 tons, equivalent to planting 35,000 trees.
The contract signing involved Ayman Amer, General Manager of SODIC, and Mohamed El-Sheikh, CEO of EME, along with EME’s partners, Suntech for Solar Modules and Sungrow for Inverters, two major international companies in the field.
Ayman Amer, SODIC’s General Manager, expressed their commitment to implementing sustainability practices and reducing carbon emissions. He highlighted the significance of this project as the largest residential solar endeavor in Africa and looked forward to further collaborations to achieve sustainability goals.
Mohamed El-Sheikh, EME’s CEO, noted that this project is their second collaboration with SODIC, following the successful installation of HUB parking shades in 2019/2020. These initiatives aim to support SODIC’s sustainable strategies and carbon reduction efforts.
Aya Zanaty, Chairman of the Arab Consulting Office (ACO), the exclusive partner for Suntech and Sungrow companies in Egypt, expressed her appreciation for participating in this project and pledged technical and logistical support.
Mostafa Abdel Moneim, Regional Director of Sungrow for the North Africa region, expressed his company’s delight in being part of this project, considering it the largest residential initiative in Africa and the second-largest in the Middle East. He committed to providing technical support and after-sales service, emphasizing Sungrow’s support for the solar energy sector in Egypt, particularly in residential and commercial applications. He wished success to SODIC and EME, highlighting their leadership in real estate development and the solar energy field.