Egypt’s ground-breaking Benban solar park capacity has rapidly reached 1.475GW, with all awarded projects now generating. But nine unawarded plots mean capacity is still short of the 1.8GW target.

London-based European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), leading backer of Egypt’s $4bn Benban Solar Park, announced on 24 October that the project is now operational, saying that “after three years of work, construction of one of the largest solar parks in the...