Singapore – Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd (“Phoenix Solar”), a photovoltaic system integrator and Mustakbal Clean Tech (“Mustakbal”), Jordan’s leading PV installer have completed a 1.028MWp solar photovoltaic (“PV”) plant at the Ma’an Development Area in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The solar PV plant is located within the Residential Community adjacent to the King Hussein University, one of the clusters of the Ma’an Development Area and is owned by the Ma’an Development Company (“MDC”), responsible for the development of this special economic zone.
Phoenix Solar and Mustakbal successfully installed 4,032 Trina Solar modules and 56 SMA inverters in an area of 14,000 square metres. The solar plant comprises two 514kWp subsystems, each connected to the LV side of the transformers.
The PV plant will generate approximately 2,000MWh of electricity annually, to meet 100 percent of the student dormitory's power consumption, turning the Residential Community into Jordan's first zero-energy dormitory and an excellent showcase for PV technology.
The project, the first MW-scale PV project in Jordan, was completed within schedule and with no disruption to student life at the Residential Community.
The effective combination of skills and experience of Phoenix Solar and Mustakbal delivered the best results in this project and set a great precedent for future project partnerships. “It took well coordinated teamwork to deliver this project on time without compromising on quality or performance,” said Christophe Inglin, Managing Director of Phoenix Solar and “we look forward to many more projects in Jordan with our partner Mustakbal.”
“The installation was completed and commissioned on time, thanks to the outstanding support and partnership with MDC (the owner), The National Energy Research Centre (the project consultant), and our suppliers and implementation partners that were instrumental to the project success resulting in a high quality installation. We are proud to be the first utility scale installer in Jordan,” said Ala Qubain, CEO of Mustakbal.
MDC will benefit from the net-metering regulations introduced through the Jordanian net metering renewable energy law. This will reduce its electricity bills from day one and will result in a payback time of 3 years; showing the clear economic benefits of solar PV in a country with high electricity prices and excellent solar resources.
“The Phoenix/Mustakbal consortium has exceeded our expectations in delivering a high-performance PV solar plant on time and to the highest quality standards,” said Dr. Atef Odibat, Chairman of the Board of MDC.
The Ma’an Development Area is considered a solar hub in Jordan with plans to build over 100MW of PV systems by 2015 through solar purchase agreements.