Jordan plans solar power plant

18 March 2010

Plans to develop a 20MW photovoltaic solar project have been announced by Jordan's National Electric Power Co (Nepco), in a bid to source 20% of the kingdom's power from renewable resources by 2020, Meed has reported. Jordan's medium-term plan is to bring 100MW in solar power capacity online together with 600MW in wind power capacity. The kingdom has a significant pipeline of wind farm developments including a project at Kamshah and another at a site in Fujeij. According to Nepco figures, Jordan imported 69% of its energy in 2008. In 2009, energy expenditure accounted for 39% of gross domestic product.

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