November 1 (Renewables Now) - Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, announced on Thursday the launch of commercial operations at two solar plants in Jordan, with a combined direct current (DC) capacity of 134 MW.
The Mafraq I and Empire photovoltaic (PV) plants, each of 50 MW AC, were awarded in the second round of the Jordanian government’s solar programme. The solar parks were built at a total cost of USD 180 million (EUR 161.7m).
The two PV facilities account for around 1.5% of the country’s total power generation capacity. They can produce enough power to cover the energy demand of more than 40,500 homes per year, while offsetting around 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
In addition to Mafraq I and Empire, the company has also developed the 66.7-MW DC Al Safawi solar farm and is currently working on a fourth project.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.898)