Seven local companies in Jordon have won 12 bids to work on a project installing solar-cell systems, the Jordan Times reported.

The Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources launched the project, which is expected to generate electricity for the houses of 2,213 families benefitting from the National Aid Fund (NAF).

According to Energy Minister Hala Zawati, 12,000 families across the Kingdom will benefit from the project in 2019, and about 100,000 households will benefit from the project over several years.

There were 23 firms that applied for the $3.48 million project, according to the minister.

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy has implemented renewable energy projects worth $70.5 million over the past four years, through the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF).

The projects aim to enhance the renewable energy sector’s contribution to Jordan’s energy mix.