Norwegian solar developer Scatec Solar, has started operating a 22 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Jordan, which is developed in partnership with local ECP European Jordanian Renewable Energy (EJRE) and considered the company’s third solar park in Jordan. This facility brings the Norwegian developer’s installed capacity in the country to 43 MW.
The plant is situated approximately 225 km south of Jordan’s capital, Amman, and covers 51 hectares, with annual electricity production estimated to exceed 52,000 MW, which is enough to meet the clean energy needs of 10,000 local households, PV-Magazine reported.
Scatec said it owns 50.1% of the solar park and its local partner, EJRE, holds the balance, adding that a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) is in place with state utility National Electric Power Company, according to Energy Voice.
Prior to the plant’s completion, Scatec Solar operated 21 MW of PV in the country, which included a 10 MW plant built in 2014 in Jordan’s southern region.