Global EPC contractor and Saudi renewable energy company Desert Technologies announced Thursday that the 23.1MW Falcon Ma’an solar plant has been connected to the Jordanian national grid.
The PV project covers a surface area of 500,000 square metres and is expected to provide 147 million kWh of electricity to the Jordanian national grid ever year while cutting over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Hans-Josef Fell, president of the Energy Watch Group, said: “The Falcon Ma’an project confirms the importance of Jordan’s pioneering role in the adoption of solar energy in the region, that is why I am so thrilled and looking forward to visiting the project together with the renewable energy leaders from the Arab countries on 8 December. Solar power plays an important role in transitioning Arab countries towards their sustainable future. It can fight against poverty, with many new jobs created and we will discuss how solar energy can help greening deserts, desalinate seawater, for new food and biofuel production.”