With Advisory Programmes funds, OeEB supports the test and dissemination of an agro-photovoltaic system for the resource-efficient use of agricultural areas in Egypt.
The new semi-transparent agro-photovoltaic system which is being tested at Egyptian SEKEM Holding produces energy used for irrigation and provides shade which enables planting under the panels.
This way, unexploited areas of the desert can be used for agriculture which helps increase agricultural yields and improve food supply in Egypt. Moreover, the new system contributes to a more efficient use of water, land and energy.
OeEB supports the test and dissemination of the new system with Advisory Programmes funds.