Sep 22, 2011 - German solar energy company Solar Millennium (ETR:S2M) announced today that production levels at its solar-thermal power plant in Egypt significantly exceed its expectations.
The solar field, based on parabolic trough technology, which went into operation in June 2011, currently generates around 8% more energy on average than estimated, Solar Millennium said.
The plant's overall electric capacity stands at 150 MW.
In addition to solar energy, the plant, which is located in Kuraymat, south of Cairo, also uses natural gas.
The solar field was installed and commissioned in cooperation with Egyptian general contractor Orascom Construction Industries.
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