March 14 (Renewables Now) - Egypt on Tuesday officially opened the first photovoltaic (PV) park within the 1.8-GW Benban solar complex in Aswan province.
The ribbon on the 64-MWp plant was cut by Mohamed Shaker, Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy. The PV park, developed by Germany-based Ib vogt GmbH and Infinity Solar, started feeding power to the grid in December 2017.
The plant is the first one of 32 PV facilities intended to be installed within the Benban complex, the entire capacity of which is seen to be commissioned by the middle of next year. In February, Ib vogt initiated construction of three more solar parks totalling 166.5 MWp at the Benban site.