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2 Cairo Metro Stations to Switch to Solar Energy

Ghamra and Demerdash metro stations will receive two solar-powered electricity generators.

The Ghamra and Demerdash metro stations will be equipped with solar-powered electricity generators, to be installed by the Egyptian Company for Metro Management and the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation, to provide a cleaner and more cost-effective alternative energy source to power the operations of both stops, reports Al Masry Al Youm.

The Ministry of Electricity said in a statement that "solar-power projects are part of a plan to rationalise electricity consumption and boost alternative energy use through the installation of solar-power technology on rooftops."

According to the publication, the plan will see state-run institutions shift to solar energy, which applies to above-ground metro stations. The ministry also plans to innovate energy solutions to meet the nation's needs and, most importantly, providing development projects with electricity. 

(Photo by Oren Hirsch)