Egypt is set to manufacture solar cells from sand. According to media reports out of the country, the government will cooperate with Ibrahim Samak, a world energy expert and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council, in a huge project to manufacture the solar cells from sand with a capacity of 1GB.
The project is currently in the feasibility study phase.
The project will be brought to fruition through the Military Ministry as part of a bid to collaborate with the private sector.
Source: Alternative Energy Africa