Amman, Jordan [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] A consortium of Jordanian and global organizations is planning the launch of Shams Ma’an, a new solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Kingdom. The companies are proposing a 100-megawatt (MW) capacity for the PV system, which could be constructed by 2012. It would be located in the southern part of Jordan.
If constructed, Shams Ma’an would be result of an agreement to be signed between Kawar Energy and Ma’an Development Company (MDC). MDC would contribute the land that will become the home of some 360,000 to one million PV panels, depending on the technology used, during the project’s first phase.
“In addition to enhancing Jordan’s renewable energy industry and supporting the EDAMA initiative, Shams Ma’an will have a strong positive impact on the socioeconomic of southern Jordan by creating hundreds of jobs during the construction phase and consequent operations. Furthermore, in collaboration with local universities and stakeholders, Shams Ma’an will create a regional leading center of excellence for renewable energy research and development,” said Karim Kawar, chairman of Kawar Energy.