Preparation of a Conceptual Design for a Street Lighting System - Egypt (2014 - 2015)
The 2012 Egyptian Solar Plan targets the installation of 3,500 MW of solar power by 2027. To support this, the Cabinet of Ministers then issued a resolution to install photovoltaic systems (PV) in government buildings, including street lighting systems. Through the New Urban Communities Authority, IIEC provided technical assistance to Egypt to pilot a project on LED street lighting powered by solar energy using a photovoltaic system. A conceptual design for a six-kilometer desert road was developed through site visits, review of national codes and relevant specifications, review of previous experiences and lessons learned from PV-powered street lighting in the country.
IIEC also assisted the government in the bidding process for the supplier of the street lighting system by preparing a cost estimate similar with other developing countries, preparing technical components of the bidding documents, and assisting in the evaluation of tenders and ranking of bidders based on technical grounds.
Funding Agency/Client: UNDP