May 14 (Renewables Now) - Jordan-based Philadelphia Solar announced on Monday it has reached financial close on a 11-MWp solar project with energy storage in Jordan.
The plant will be an expansion of the company’s 12-MWp Al Badiya solar park in the Kingdom's Mafraq governorate, which went live in 2015. Financing for the expansion phase was provided by Capital Bank of Jordan.
The 11-MWp complex will use nearly 34,350 polycrystalline panels of 320 Wp each, to be mounted on Philadelphia Solar PS-1P-Tracker systems. It will be equipped with a 12-WMh lithium-ion energy storage system, which will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East region, according to the company.
Philadelphia Solar expects the expanded complex to begin commercial operations in the last quarter of 2018. A power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of the 11-MWp park is already in place. The contract with Irbid District Electricity Company was signed last summer.
Philadelphia Solar is also working on a 50-MW solar project in Jordan, scheduled for commissioning in the second or third quarter of next year, as announced previously.