Middle East Economic Survey


No 25



Minister Confirms Solar Plant Start-Up Date

Egypt plans to bring its first solar power plant online by the end of 2010, the Minister of Electricity and Energy Hasan Yunis confirmed on 14 June. In a report published on the ministrys website, Mr Yunis said that the plant would be one of four in the world to have 140mw capacity. The facility, to be located just south of Cairo, will be linked to the national grid. Egypt hopes to have...