FOSTEr in MED in Egypt launches the pilot project on Building Integrated Photovoltaic at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria

On 5th of June 2016, FOSTEr in MED inaugurates a new solar photovoltaic plant integrated on the roof of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

The Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations – CEEBA, partner of FOSTEr in MED project funded by EU ENPI CBC Med Programme is finalizing the implementation of the pilot project on Building Integrated Photovoltaic technology (BIPV) at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce building in Alexandria with a capacity of 13.7 KwH. The Launching event will take place on Sunday, 5th of June 2016 at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in the presence of H.E. James Moran, EU Ambassador in Egypt, Eng. Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Zaher, Governor of Alexandria, Ahmed El Wakil, President of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Mohamed El Sobki, Executive Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority.


In the course of the past 3 years, the project has promoted the adoption of innovative solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies in the Mediterranean area and exploited the potential of solar technologies through the transfer of technical knowhow to actors of the sector (SMEs, engineers, students), identified best practices in the policy and regulatory fields and the implementation of five pilot projects aiming to equip public buildings with innovative solar photovoltaic plants- where Alexandria Chamber of Commerce is one them and the first Mediterranean Chamber to be solar equipped.
The event will welcome the presence of different stakeholders, SMEs, students, local authorities as well as press.


Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria is one of the 5 public buildings which will host the innovative solar photovoltaic plants, testing different technological solutions and architectural integration in the regions involved in the project, the selected buildings are: Balqa college - in Aqaba (Jordan); The Lebanese University Campus in Hadat in Beirut (Lebanon); the Centre National de Formation de Formateurs et d’Ingénierie de Formation (CENAFFIF) in Tunis (Tunisia); Regional Agency for the housing construction industry (AREA) in Cagliari (Italy).

For more information, please contact: Project Management Office DICAAR via Marengo 2 – 09123 Cagliari (Italy) Tel +39 070 6755811; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; website: www.fosterinmed.eu
Egypt: Project Manager – Salma El Sahhar; Tel +203 4273338 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.