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  • Egypt: Aiming at High-Quality Supply Chain

    Egypt: Aiming at High-Quality Supply Chain

    Solar energy is becoming an increasingly attractive and feasible option for many applications in Egypt against a backdrop of rising energy prices across the country. In July 2014, the long-announced first step of reducing fossil fuel and electricity subsidies resulted in a new energy...
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  • Egypt: Green Star Hotels “Download” the Sun

    Egypt: Green Star Hotels “Download” the Sun

    At the end of November, participants of a workshop in Munich, Germany, debated Egypt’s attempt at making the most use of the sunlight available in the country. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria organised a one-day seminar, offering presentations on...
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  • Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Database of Building Codes: 24 Individual Regulations

    Sometimes, it takes a while until good ideas are copied. This has been the case with solar/renewable building codes, which were invented in Israel more than 30 years ago. It has just been over the last ten years, however, that this political instrument reached all five continents....

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  • Egypt: Stakeholders sign Memorandum of Understanding for Solar Initiative

    Egypt: Stakeholders sign Memorandum of Understanding for Solar Initiative

    At a press conference on 2 June 2013, Khaled Gasser, Chairman of the Solar Energy Development Association (SEDA), Sherif Elwi, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Egypt, Hisham Zaazou, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, and Hussein Ghaleb, Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Hotel...

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  • Egypt Starts Green Tourism Initiative with Hotel Solar Obligation

    Egypt Starts Green Tourism Initiative with Hotel Solar Obligation

    While Egypt is still making headlines for its unstable political situation since the revolution almost two years ago, there seems to be a newly emerging political commitment to solar thermal energy. On 22 January, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zaazou, announced a solar water...

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  • Egypt: Solar Water Heaters to Help Cut Down Energy Subsidies

    Egypt: Solar Water Heaters to Help Cut Down Energy Subsidies

    Egypt’s tourism sector is about to become the first target group of an incentive programme and an awareness campaign for solar water heating. Ahmed El Sherif, Secretary General of the Egyptian Solar Energy Development Association (SEDA), considers this the first big political...

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