Jordan’s Solar Plans Shine Bright

The current population of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan) is approximately 10.12 million people. In 2019, the state utility uses natural gas (89%) and renewable energy (11%) to generate electricity in the country. Solar and wind are the primary sources of renewable energy in Jordan.

Jordan imports over 96% of their natural gas and oil. Foreign natural gas and oil imports are expensive and have slowed the country’s economic growth. The country’s energy demands have been steadily increasing due to a growing population.

Economics and climate change concerns have prompted the Jordanian government to move to renewable energy. The government has enacted plans to generate 20% of the country’s electricity from renewable energy by year-end 2020.

Recently, the Abdali Medical Center in Aman, Jordan became the world’s largest hospital to be powered by solar power. The photovoltaic (PV) system consists of 25,090 Philadelphia Solar Polycrystalline 325-W panels, which will have a total capacity of 8.2 Mega Watt Peak (MWp).

Philadelphia Solar, headquartered in Aman developed the solar project for the Abdali Medical Center. The company was founded in 2007 and is the only Middle East and Africa based company that manufactures, develops, designs, constructs, owns and operates utility-scale commercial and industrial photovoltaic plants.

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