Scatec Solar Connects Another 65MW Bifacial Solar PV Plant in Benban, Egypt

  • Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected and reached commercial operation for another 65 MW of the 400 MW Benban project in Egypt.
  • Scatec Solar now has 195 MW in operation in Egypt and expects to have completed the project during second half of 2019.

The Benban solar power plant is Scatec Solar’s largest project under construction and the first solar plant with bi-facial solar panels, capturing the sun from both sides of the panels to increase the total clean energy generation.

In April 2017, Scatec Solar with its partners KLP Norfund and Africa 50 signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreements with the Government of Egypt for delivery of electricity from six solar plants, equal in size, totaling 400 MW.

The estimated annual 870 GWh of electricity produced from Scatec Solar’s plants in Benban will avoid about 350,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year and provide energy for more than 420,000 households in Egypt.

The Benban Solar Pv Complex is the biggest in Africa at 1650 MW and is expected to be completed by year end. Read more 

What is a bi-facila PERC solar panel? Read more 

Author: GBA News Desk

Source: Scatec Solar 

Seraphim is a leading producer of bi-facial solar modules with a factory in South Africa. Read more 

Earlier this year, Seraphim climbed into Bloomberg’s Top 10 Tier 1 ranking making their modules highly bankable. EPC’s and IPP’s operating in South Africa and the rest of the African continent are encourage to place orders with Seraphim in order to support local industry and job creation.

Prices and range are highly competitive catering for the small and large scale projects. The Seraphim sales department is ready to take your enquiry, simply drop them a mail: sales@seraphim-solar.co.za

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