Jordan Cabinet approves solar energy projects
The Kingdom's current PV capacity plans stand at 600 MW by 2020
Jordan's Council of Ministers has approved several offers by companies to develop electricity-generating projects via solar panels.
The council also approved the tariff of electricity generated via these projects at 120 fils per kilowatt.
Jordan's National Energy Strategy includes ambitious targets to increase the contribution of renewable energy sources to the national energy supply. The share of renewable energy in the total energy mix is anticipated to reach 7% by 2015 and 10% by 2020.
Jordan’s current PV capacity plans stand at 600 MW by 2020 which, for a country that currently imports 96% of its energy needs, represents an ambitious but achievable target that could seriously transform its domestic energy outlook.