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When it comes to Egypt, most news reports tend to be about the latest archaeological findings. This report is not about that.

This great desert nation will finally have its first solar energy plant by the end of the year. The plant will be one of only 4 plants with a 140-megawatt capacity in the entire world.

As with many other nations jumping on the green bandwagon, this effort is part of Egypt’s plan to reach their target goal of having 20% of their total energy needs come from renewable sources by the end of 2020. The announcement comes a week after the United Arab Emirates reported plans to build the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant.

By Heidi Marshall