Scatec Solar Completes 390 MW Egyptian Solar Portfolio

Benban Solar Complex, Egypt Gets 390 MW Operational Bifacial Solar PV Capacity As Scatec Solar Completes Commissioning All Six Projects
09:51 AM (Beijing Time) - 18. October 2019
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Scatec Solar has achieved grid connection for all six projects of 65 MW capacity in Benban with bifacial solar panels within 16-month duration. (Photo Credit: Scatec Solar)

Key Takeaways

  • Scatec Solar has completed the construction and commissioned all the six solar power projects it was developing in Benban Solar Complex, Egypt
  • The 390 MW capacity in the form of six projects of 65 MW each, are expected to generate 870 GWh annually
  • All the projects comprise bifacial solar PV technology and make it the largest bifacial technology project in the world yet, says Scatec Solar

Norway’s Scatec Solar has completed grid connection for its entire 390 MW portfolio in Egypt in the form of six solar projects. All the plants with 65 MW capacity each are now operational at the Benban Solar Complex in Egypt’s Aswan where Scatec Solar says it is the largest developer.

It is also the company’s largest project ever which CEO Raymond Carlsen said was completed in just over 16 months. Power generated will be supplied to the Government of Egypt under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

The entire capacity uses bifacial solar PV technology making it the company’s first (see Scatec Solar To Use Bifacial Solar For Egypt Projects). The six projects are designed to generate 870 GWh of clean power annually.

These projects take the company’s total operational and under construction capacity to 1.9 GW as it aims to achieve 4.5 GW in operation and under construction by the end of 2021.

Anu Bhambhani

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