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Here comes the sun (and wind) energy

By Amira Salah-Ahmed CAIRO: “The potential of solar energy in Egypt is virtually unlimited,” Paul van Son, CEO of Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii), told Daily News Egypt. “You have vast areas of desert with the best possible circumstances in radiation. [It just needs to be] captured and converted to electricity and brought to consumers,” he added. …


Solar to power two Siwa villages

CAIRO: Egypt is planning two solar-powered villages in Siwa’s Umm Al-Saghir and Ain Zahra, according to the State Information Service. Energy Minister Hassan Younes said in a statement that the project, a joint-venture between the Italian Ministry for Environment and Land and Egypt’s Renewable Energy Authority, is being funded by a LE 3 million grant …


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