Egypt builds the world's largest solar farm

The Benban solar complex is expected to become operational next year and will contribute to Egypt's renewable energy target.

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Egypt is preparing to utilize its abundant sunlight and is in the process of building what will become the world's largest solar farm with a total capacity of 1.8 GW, writes the digital magazine Yale Environment 360.

The Benban complex will be located south of Cairo in the Western Desert and is expected to reach completion next year. The USD 2.8 billion project will contribute to the country reaching its renewable energy target, as over 90 percent of Egypt's current electricity generation come from coal and gas.

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