Egyptian developer SODIC partnered with solar firm EME to install 400 rooftop panels at the VYE mixed-use project in West Cairo, Invest-Gate reports.
The approximately 2-megawatt solar plants will deliver annual savings of 3.5 gigawatt-hours of electricity and cut carbon emissions by 1,600 tons, equal to planting 35,000 trees.
“We are advocates of implementing sustainable practices and carbon reduction. This is the largest residential solar project in Africa,” said SODIC General Manager Ayman Amer.
EME CEO Mohamed Elsheikh said the firms look forward to more sustainable projects supporting SODIC’s goals and emission cuts, following their 2019/2020 success in powering SODIC headquarters with clean energy.
VYE is the first of three neighborhoods within SODIC’s 464-feddan New Zayed development featuring connected green spaces encouraging outdoor living. Together they will create a mixed-use city center for the new community.