Egypt's New Administrative Capital to launch int’l tender to generate electricity from solar cells

Doaa A.Moneim , Monday 18 Jul 2022

Egypt’s New Administrative Capital (NAC) is set to launch an international tender to install photovoltaic solar cells on the rooftops of some of its residential buildings to generate electricity with an estimated capacity of 130 megawatts.

New Administrative Capital
File photo of the parliament building in the New Administrative Capital


According to a press release by the NAC, the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) will be conducting the tender under the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Format.

The NAC added that the project will be among the largest rooftop photovoltaic projects globally, and that it plans to start implementing the project in 2022 and deliver it sometime in 2023.

The project is part of the country's efforts to transition towards a green economy and to serve as a high-impact marketing tool for the administrative capital, which is set to be the first smart and sustainable city in Egypt to depend on solar energy.

The announced bid will be for the second phase of the project.

The project’s first phase, which was launched in 2019 and has been completed, powers the city’s government district with a total capacity of 10 megawatts.

The NAC noted that it aims to generate 30 to 35 percent of its power needs from solar energy as a renewable and sustainable source of power.

It also added that the project is in line with the seventh goal of the global Sustainable Development Goals, which revolves around the adoption of clean and affordable energy.

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