Desert Sun to power Upper Egypt with $2.8b solar park

New park should help Egypt scale back its use of hydrocarbons 

The first solar power plant has been installed at a remote desert location in Egypt, aiming to generate 1.8 gigawatts from the country’s abundant sunshine, reducing their reliance on dirty and expensive fossil fuels. It’s the first of an expected 32 units anticipated to be completed next year at a total cost of $2.8 billion. With 90% of Egypt’s current energy coming from oil and natural gas, this move will likely cut their hydrocarbon levels and energy bills, and possibly return the country to its former trade of gas exports.

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