The biggest solar farm in the world is set to open in the desert. The $2.8-billion Benban complex will open 400 miles south of Cairo in Egypt’s Western Desert. It's expected to open next year.
Without a doubt, this is a huge move for Egypt. The country has a complicated history with green energy. In fact, they've relied heavily on state-subsidized fossil fuels for a long time. Currently, about 90 percent of their electricity comes from oil and gas.
The new goal? That by 2025, Egypt will get 42 percent of its electricity from green sources. This would actually give them a 5-year lead on their sustainability goals with the United Nations.