TAQA Arabia powers up 20-MW solar plant in Sharm El-Sheikh

Oct 14, 2022 09:35 PM ET
  • A unit of Egyptian energy business TAQA Arabia has actually placed a 20-MW solar farm right into operation in Sharm El-Sheikh as the Red Sea resort is preparing to host the COP 27 Summit in November.
TAQA Arabia powers up 20-MW solar plant in Sharm El-Sheikh
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The solar plant is the biggest among its kind in Sharm El-Sheikh, TAQA Arabia claimed on Thursday. Improved an area of 250,000 sq m (298,998 sq yd) by TAQA Power, the facility is anticipated to produce more than 42 GWh of clean power yearly which is enough to fulfill the electricity demands of more than 6,000 hotel rooms.

The plant will supply 30% of the power lots in the Nabq visitor region where Sharm El-Sheikh is located as well as countered regarding 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions throughout its life time of as much as 25 years.

The building and construction of the solar park included an overall financial investment of EGP 250 million (USD 12.71 m/EUR 13.04 m), said TAQA Power's handling supervisor Sami AbdelKader.

The business kept in mind that the entire project-- from the development phase to the commissioning, was executed within 4 months.

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