PV diesel hybrid plant in North Africa


The solar component manufacturer JA Solar Holdings delivered high efficiency PV modules for a power plant project in the Egyptian region of the Red Sea. The PV modules have a capacity of 11 MW.

The project consists of four power plants, which combine existing diesel generators with new PV modules and have a total capacity of 14 MW. The plants Marsa Alam, Shalateen, Abu Ramad and Halayeb have been developed by Masdar and financed by the government of Abu Dhabi. It is the biggest photovoltaics-diesel-hybrid project in North Africa so far and will supply electricity for the tourism industry of the region. Besides fuel savings, the planners also expect the hybrid plant to reduce CO2 emissions by 42,700 tons per year.

JA Solar / Tanja Peschel

Similar Entries

juwi’s award winning solar hybrid project at Sandfire Resources DeGrussa Copper/Gold Mine has been successfully operating for more than one year. The DeGrussa Solar Project is the world’s largest Off-grid solar hybrid project for mining and has saved the mine several million litres of Diesel. The project was voted Project of the year 2016 during the Energy and Mines Magazine World Congress in Toronto at the end of 2016.

Pintail Power announced today a new patented technology that combines solar and conventional power generation with molten salt thermal energy storage to deliver low-­‐ carbon dispatchable power. The result is the production of more than ten times as much solar energy as in previous Integrated Solar Combined Cycle power plants, delivery of solar-­‐generated energy, and Gigawatt-­‐hour scale storage.

Siemens Gamesa has been mandated to develop India's first large commercial hybrid wind-solar project, where a 28.8-MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50-MW wind farm. This is the first project of its kind for the company and evidences its determination to explore business opportunities that add value for its customers.

Germany-based Solar Solutions GmbH, official supplier of AEG solar modules, has forged a partnership with South African firm Sinetech. Sinetech will focus on distribution and commercial scale projects in South Africa and the neighboring SADEC countries.