Trina Solar intends to set up USD-200m solar plant in Jordan - report
Jul 18, 2012 - China-based photovoltaic (PV) products maker Trina Solar Ltd (NYSE:TSL) had expressed interest in developing a USD-200-million (EUR 163.2m) solar power project in Jordan, daily Jordan Times reported yesterday, citing information from the Jordan Investment Board.
Trina Solar delegation had unveiled that it was in talks with the Ministry of Energy on the project during its visit to Jordan on Monday, the daily said.
After the adoption of Jordan's renewable energy law in May, some 64 local and foreign firms have proposed wind and solar energy projects. Energy officials have started talks with 20 of them for solar and wind power plants with capacities ranging from 10 MW to 80 MW, according to the daily. The law enables the energy ministry to enter direct negotiations with companies and envisages tax incentives for alternative energy projects, Jordan Times added.
The kingdom's National Energy Strategy targets the share of renewables in the country's energy mix to reach 10% by 2020.