In order to cover 60 percent of its energy needs with renewable energy, the Jordanian Al-Balqa’ Applied University has selected KAWAR Energy to build a solar park with a power of 7 megawatts. German manufacturer KACO new energy is supplying the inverters for this largest PV plant to date at a university in Jordan. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2019.
Al-Balqa’ Applied University is honoring its focus on applied sciences: The university, which is located in Salt and attended by 21,000 students, is planning the largest solar power plant to date at a university in Jordan. The energy from the 7-megawatt solar park will cover 60 percent of the university’s energy requirements.
A BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) contract was signed between Mr. Hanna Zaghloul, CEO of KAWAR Energy, and Dr. Jamal Al-Nsour, Vice President Al-Balqa’ Applied University, at the university on 14 January 2019. Work on the ground-mounted solar park will begin in the second quarter of 2019.
Delivery of 140 inverters
For feeding the solar energy into the local grid of the Al-Balqa’ Applied University, an order of 140 inverters was placed with KACO new energy. The blueplanet 50.0 TL3convinces with a worldwide delivered power exceeding 1 gigawatt – many projects in similarly hot climate zones as Jordan. The XL version of the inverter comes with 10 DC inputs, string fuses and overvoltage protection and makes for easy installation and maintenance.
Long-term partnership pays off
Eyad Hanania, CEO of the Jordanian subsidiary of KACO new energy: “Kawar Energy is one of the most renowned EPCs in Jordan. The project at Al-Balqa’ Applied University is the culmination of our long-standing cooperation. It is a special honor that Kawar Energy has chosen our German inverter technology for such a showcase project as well.”
“Given the ever-increasing global importance of renewable energy projects, we at Kawar Energy are proud to have been chosen to procure, build, finance, operate and maintain the largest solar system at a university in Jordan to date. Our commitment to safeguarding Jordan’s environment will undoubtedly be manifested by the prevention of 6,500 tons of CO2 emissions every year once this plant is fully operational. Our aim is to set the trend towards the transition to renewables and developing new PV systems to support the national grid. Kaco new energy has shown great dedication to the Jordan solar PV market and over the years has built up a reliable service, which is always ready to support us”, says Mr. Hanna Zaghloul, CEO of KAWAR Energy.
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About KAWAR Energy:
KAWAR Energy is one of the first officially registered energy solutions providers in Jordan that offers specialized services in PV solar design, engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and operations & maintenance programs. KAWAR Energy is the developer of the largest operational single axis plant in the MENA region, Shams Ma’an, generating 66 MWdc of power. KAWAR Energy is considered to be holding one of the largest PV portfolios in the Middle East as well as retaining the highest caliber talent in the region. More at http://kawarenergy.com/
About KACO new energy:
KACO new energy, headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of inverters for grid-feed solar power. The product line-up covers the full power range, from single units designed for a family home up to complete systems for solar parks producing megawatts of electricity. Since 1999, KACO new energy has supplied inverters with a cumulative power output of 13 gigawatts. This offering has been extended to include solutions for PV self-consumption and energy storage, devices for grid management, as well as products and value-added services for utility-scale projects. KACO new energy is the first company in the photovoltaic industry to achieve CO2-neutral production. In 2014, the family-owned company celebrated the 100th birthday of the original parent company which, at the end of the 1930s, was one of first ever inverter manufacturers. More at https://kaco-newenergy.com/