Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb inaugurated a production line for solar panels on Sunday, as Egypt continues to shift towards using renewable energy.

Solar panels produced annually will have the capacity to generate 50 megawatts.

The inauguration was attended by an array of ministers, including the minister of military production.

The production line is inside a renewable energy plant that operates under the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), a military-affiliated giant chaired by the president of Egypt.

The head of the AOI, Abd El Aziz Seif-Eldeen, who is a retired lieutenant general said at the inauguration that the organisation is cooperating with global consortiums to set up a solar power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts, using foreign funding.

AOI is currently managing several renewable energy projects, both inside Egypt and overseas.

Egypt has recently been moving towards diversifying energy sources to face a recurring energy crisis.

Source: All Africa