The New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) was established in 1986 to act as the national focal point for expanding efforts to develop and introduce renewable energy technologies to Egypt on a commercial scale together with implementation of related energy conservation programs. NREA is entrusted to plan and implement renewable energy programs in coordination with other concerned national and international institutions within the framework of its mandate which includes; Renewable energy resource assessment; Research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of the different RE technologies focusing on solar, wind and biomass; Implementation of renewable energy projects; Proposing the Egyptian standard specifications for renewable energy equipment & systems, and conducting tests to evaluate their performance, under the Egyptian prevailing conditions, hence issuing respective licensing certificates to that effect; Rendering of consultancy services in the field of renewable energy; Technology transfer and development of local manufacturing of Renewable Energy equipment; Education, training and information dissemination.