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Grand Egyptian Museum to build its own solar power plant

The Grand Egyptian Museum signed a cooperation agreement with the Industrial Modernization Center and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority at the Electricity Ministry, to establish a solar power plant, for the museum’s buildings.

This comes within the framework of the goals of the Sustainable Development Strategy and Egypt’s Vision 2030.

 

This cooperation is going to be achieved to maintain environmental balance, encourage the transition towards a greener economy, spread environmentally friendly practices, and use renewable energy sources that achieve sustainable development, especially the production of electricity from solar energy.

Bellow is a description of the strategy.

Development strategy:

The General Supervisor of GEM, Atef Moftah, said during the signing ceremony that the museum had taken into account the implementation of a strategy for sustainable development, and the integration of the environmental dimension in all its activities.

He also reviewed the efforts made to achieve the sustainability goals, and the importance of using renewable and clean energy sources.

 

This is to be implemented in line with the museum being environmentally friendly, especially in line with it recently obtaining the Gold Certificate for Green Building, and the Green Building Award, during the Arab Water Forum.

Solar cells:

The Executive Director of the Industrial Modernization Center, Mohamed Abdel-Karim, said that the small grid-connected solar cell systems “Egypt-PV” are implemented by the center, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program, with a grant provided by the Japanese government, in cooperation with the Electricity Ministry.

Attending the celebration:

The ceremony was attended by Oka Hiroshi, the Japanese ambassador in Cairo, Alessandro Fracassetti, the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program, and a group of leaders and officials of the Grand Egyptian Museum, and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

 

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