Scatec Solar connected first part of 400 MW photovoltaic plant in Egypt to the grid
Post date: 11/04/2019 - 16:43
Norwegian independent solar power producer Scatec Solar ASA and partners have grid connected and reached commercial operation for 65 MW of their 400 MW Benban project in Egypt. The Benban solar power plant is Scatec Solar’s largest project under construction, and the company is the largest contributor to the 1.5 GW Benban site. »This is also our first power plant with bi-facial solar panels.« says Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar.
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 annual power output is estimated to be about 870 GWh. Scatec Solar expects to have completed all six power plants during second half of 2019.