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World’s largest hospital solar PV project online now in Amman, Jordan

This week Amman, Jordan-based Philadelphia Solar announced that the 8.2-MW solar PV project that it installed at the Abdali Medical Center in Jordan has entered commercial operation.

The project will enable the medical center to better serve its patients by establishing a reliable source of clean energy that covers the center’s consumption of electricity and, as a result, access to a secure energy source that is a critical component to the hospital’s ability to deliver sustainable and reliable health care, said the company.

The system consists of 25,090 Philadelphia Solar Polycrystalline 325-W panels and Philadelphia Solar Mounting Structure solutions. The capacity of the system is 8.2 MWp, which is considered to be the largest PV system installed for a single medical center in the world, according to Philadelphia Solar. The system covers 86,000 square meters.

Philadelphia Solar said that it was the first PV panel manufacturer company in the MENA region has an annual PV production capacity of 500 MWp, in addition to automated steel production lines to manufacture corrosion resistance steel mounting structures with an annual capacity of 300 MWp.

Abdali Medical Center is a multi-specialty hospital with the mission to provide best practice patient- centered care and promote research and education. Abdali Medical Center is founded by the investment group behind the Clemenceau Medical Center in Beirut, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Abdali Medical Center benefits from the knowledge and expertise of the Middle East’s finest medical professionals.