Watch footage of Benban, the largest solar project in the world

Egypt's Ben Ban solar plant is the largest in the world with 1.5 GW of capacity.

Project financier EBRD announced that the largest solar project in the world, Benban, is now operational. The project extends over 37 square km (almost 15 square miles) in the Egyptian desert and has a capacity of 1.5 GW according to the bank.

In 2017, the EBRD took a major step forward to support the rollout of renewable energy in Egypt with the approval of a US$ 500 million framework for the development of Benban.

This project is supported by the Green Climate Fund, the European Union and the donors to the SEMED MDA (Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Taipei China and the United Kingdom).

To get a look at the awe-inspiring project, play the video below.

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