First Solar Farm in Jordan
Enerray and Desert Technologies, saudi partner operating in the renewable energy sector, have completed and connected to the grid the Aqaba facility, the first photovoltaic park in Jordan.
The installation counts a number of 40,320 panels of 250 Wp and has a total capacity of 10 MWp, for an estimated total annual producibility of nearly 20 million kWh. The plant allows a reduction of about 10,000 tons a year of CO2 emissions.
“Shamsuna” is part of a rolling program which includes 12 projects – run by the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) – which provide a twenty-year agreement for the sale of electricity to the local company NEPCO (National Electric Power Company) at a special rate of 0.12 JOD per kWh, equivalent to US $ 0.17 per kWh.
Michele Scandellari, CEO of Enerray SpA, commented “We intend to establish our company as a market leader in the Middle East and we believe we already are on the right track, being the pioneers in the Jordanian market.”
Nour Mousa, CEO of Desert Technologies, added: “Jordan is the leading country on photovoltaic systems market in the Middle East and the Shamsuna plant is the first project that has taken shape. This puts us together with Enerray at the forefront on the market “.
A great number of Institution Representatives attended Shamsuna plant inauguration, the first photovoltaic plant in the region, including Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of Jordan.