Benban Solar Park


Power Generation Engineering and Services Company developed a 1.8-gigawatt solar facility in Benban, Egypt to eliminate 2 million tons of carbon emissions each year, while helping the state-owned holding company for electricity meet its goal of generating 20% of its power from renewable sources.

Benban Solar Park

All power generation from the solar park feeds into four electricity substations, three of which measure 15,000 square meters in size, while the fourth measures 50,000 square meters.



Recognizing the need to combat climate change, the state-owned Egyptian Holding Company for Electricity mandated a goal of generating 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2022. To help meet that ambitious goal, the New and Renewable Energy Authority tasked Power Generation Engineering and Services Company with an equally ambitious project. The Benban Solar Park is one of the largest solar facilities in the world, with a generating capacity of 1.8 gigawatts. Bringing it to life meant connecting and coordinating the developers of each of the park’s 32 plots. By working together, they successfully completed the project, which is now bringing clean, renewable energy to over 350,000 residential customers, while eliminating 2 million tons of carbon emissions each year. Additionally, the project generated 6,000 jobs for the local economy during construction.

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Benban Solar Park

Solar panels provide renewable energy to over 350,000 residential customers as a result of the construction of an 1.8 gigawatt facility near Benban, Egypt.



Key Project Details


• Project: Benban Solar Park

• Infrastructure Delivered: A 1.8-gigawatt solar facility

• Owner: New and Renewable Energy Authority

• Lead Engineers: Power Generation Engineering and Services Company

• Completion Date: November 2019

The Impact

Contributing to sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and to progress on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals:

• Provide clean, renewable energy to 350,000 residential customers.

• Generate 6,000 jobs for the local economy during construction.

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals 7, 8, 9