Phoenix wins Jordan PV work

A 3.5MW PV array in Saudi Arabia developed by Phoenix Solar.

A 3.5MW PV array in Saudi Arabia developed by Phoenix Solar.

Phoenix Solar has won engineering and procurement work at the first MW-scale PV project in Jordan, in a landmark order for both the company and the energy-starved Middle Eastern country.

The 1MW project was awarded by the Jordanian government to local developer Mustakbal, which has a number of PV projects under development in the southern region around the city of Ma’an.

Phoenix, which won the order through its Singapore-based subsidiary, has tapped China’s Trina and Germany’s SMA to provide modules and inverters respectively.

Despite its painful reliance on Egyptian gas for electricity production, and the positive noises it has been making about renewables for years, most experts expect relatively modest PV installations in Jordan over the next handful of years – with most Log in to read complete article.

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