Institute of Graduate Studies and Research



General Dr. Mohamed Said El Assar; the State Minister of Military Production declared that the ministry plans to establish a factory to produce solar cells from silicon sands with a capacity of 1 Giga/year. The new factory will promote the policy the Ministry of Electricity in providing renewable energy sources. He added the a committee was formed from the Ministries of Electricity, Investment and Military Production to follow up and review the feasibility studies of this project.

Dr. Assar stated the ministry has one factory for solar energy production with a capacity of 50 Giga/year and future plan to add new line with the capacity to be in service soon.

This came during the celebration prepared by Alexandria University on Thursday (17/7/2017). The celebration was headed by AU President Dr. Essam El-Kurdy to honor Dr. Magdy Yaakoub the world heart surgeon and

Dr. Hisham El-Askary the Alexandria University son and Professor of Geo-science and remote sensing systems. The event was organized within the university's celebrations of its Diamond Jubilee.

Dr. Mohamed Khayat, the President of the Authority of New and Renewable Energy spoke about the future of renewable energy through some axes including new strategies and technologies. He indicated that the future vision depends on maximizing electricity production from renewable energy in Egypt like hydro-energy, solar energy and wind energy.

The event was attended by Prof. Essam Khamis, vice-minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Eng. Soaad Al Kholi, deputy governor of Alexandria and heads and deputies of the Egyptian universities, public and executive leaders and businessmen in addition to a lot of faculty members and students.