Somabay and TAQA Arabia inaugurated a 5MW PV solar plant in Somabay owned by TAQA Arabia, the full-service energy and utility provider in Egypt. Both companies also signed a new agreement to build a water desalination & treatment plant to cover the resort’s needs of desalinated water using Solar energy.
The PV solar station’s agreement was signed 9 months ago and aims to generate electricity from solar energy & expand the use of renewables in order to minimize the dependance on conventional electricity at a reduced cost and a higher efficiency as well as minimizing the carbon footprint.
TAQA Arabia will establish a water desalination and treatment plant on the premises of Somabay, using the electricity generated from the PV solar station and the latest energy saving technology to rationalize the consumption of energy resources.
“Our primary objective is to generate the required power using solar energy to reduce electricity and water desalination costs. this project will greatly contribute to the expansion of the energy spectrum in the tourism sector to include renewable resources, all of these endeavors aligns with Egypt’s vision to explore and diversify the energy resources,” Ibrahim El-Missiri, CEO of Abu Soma Tourism Development Company, said.
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