A co-operation agreement has been reached between Egypt and India to boost the use of new and renewable energy and bilateral technical co-operation in the production of component parts of electricity generating plant. The two countries have also agreed to boost co-operation in promoting solar power for remote villages. Egypt has long admired India for its initiation of a renewable energy market. The Solar Energy Centre near Delhi has already provided Egypt with solar collectors to heat water, says the Indian Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES). "We should look at doing something tangible such as involving private companies and move ahead with exports," says MNES.