PV diesel hybrid plant in North Africa

21.06.2016

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

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