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Egypt: Scatec Solar starts commercial operations for 65MW plant

Norway’s Scatec Solar announced on 11 April that commercial operations had begun at a 65MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Benban solar complex. A number of plants are already operating at Benban, which is expected to eventually reach 1.5GW, making it the largest solar park in the world. Scatec Solar, KLP Norfund (a co-investment vehicle funded by Norwegian development agency Norfund and mutual insurance company KLP) and the Africa50 infrastructure fund signed 25-year power purchase agreements in April 2017 for six 65MW projects, which are expected to produce 870GWh/yr.

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