The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) has selected Benha Electronics and Suntech Egypt to build phase I of solar power systems on some public buildings in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), at an investment cost of EGP 140 mn, Invest-Gate reports.

Coming with a cumulative capacity of 18 megawatts, these systems will be built on the rooftops of 65 government buildings, spanning an implementation period of six months in between, according to the company’s press release on July 20.

This came as a result of a tender process that has just been made public by ACUD, in cooperation with the Industrial Modernisation Center (IMC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in the efforts to accomplish Egypt 2030 Vision.

The project is aimed at diversifying the energy sources in NAC, in addition to maximizing the use of renewable energy to reach about 20% of the total energy used areawide, in a bid to develop a fully-fledged smart city.