Egypt to launch international tender for solar power generation in new capital

Egypt’s new administrative capital./Getty Images

Egypt’s Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) said it is preparing to receive bids from companies for a contract to build photovoltaic solar cells on the rooftops of some of its residential buildings in the country’s new capital (NAC), local publication Ahram Online reported.

NAC’s official statement said that the project will be for the second phase to generate electricity with an estimated capacity of 130 megawatts and will be among the largest rooftop photovoltaic projects globally.

The project comes in light of country’s efforts to transition towards a green economy and to serve as a high-impact marketing tool for the administrative capital.

Moreover, Egypt’s new administrative capital will be the first smart and sustainable city in Egypt to depend on solar energy.