Nebras Power, a subsidiary of Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC), has announced the completion of the construction of Shams Maan Solar power project in Jordan, with a power production capacity of 52.5MW, reported The Peninsula.
The generated electricity will be sold to the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) in Jordan under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), according to Gulf Times.
Shams Maan solar power plant is located about 220km southwest of the Jordanian capital Amman. It is the largest photovoltaic solar power plant in the Middle East in commercial operation. It currently produced more than 30% of the country’s solar power.
Jordan’s forte into solar energy follows the efforts of other regional countries, especial those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area. Egypt Oil&gas reported that Dubai based DP World had commissioned the installation of 88,000 solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels on its facilities. Additionally, Abu Dhabi had received six bids to build a 350MW solar power plant in Sweihan , east of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The proposed plant would generate 7% of its power from green methods by 2020.