Jordan: Shams Ma’an Plant now meets 1% of Jordan’s total power generation capacity

The 52,5MW Shams Ma’an solar plant – commissioned by US thin film solar manufacturer and project developer First Solar – now meets 1% of Jordan’s total power generation capacity, and its completion represents a new milestone in the Hashemite Kingdom’s plan towards a greater solar future.

The engineering and construction of the array, one of the largest installations in the region, was conducted using an almost entirely Jordanian workforce.

Jordan has been at the forefront of PV development in the MENA region over the past one year and a half and has recently launched Round 3 of its solar energy tender – offering between 400 to 800MW of PV capacity projects.

Shams Ma’an is part of Jordan’s plan to procure 10% of its power from renewable sources by 2020.