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Egypt Strikes Gold with New Solar Farm at Sukari Gold Mine

Giza Systems will be responsible for the solar power plant’s installation into the Sukari gold mine, while juwi will be entrusted with the design of the system’s processes.

A 36MW solar farm and a 7.5MW battery energy storage system will be built at Egypt’s Sukari Gold Mine, courtesy of Giza Systems, a tech-based systems integrator, and juwi, a German energy specialist. It is anticipated to be the largest hybrid solar project at an off-grid mining operation in the world, which is a very specific achievement, but heck, we’ll take it.


Giza Systems will be responsible for the plant’s installation, while juwi will be entrusted with the design and integration of the system’s processes into what is currently a diesel power plant.


To be commissioned in 2022, the hybrid solar farm is expected to reduce diesel fuel consumption by more than 22 million litres per year, and lower carbon emissions by a whopping 60,000 tonnes per year.