April 30 (Renewables Now) - Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, announced today the launch of commercial operations at a 66.7-MW solar plant in Jordan.
The photovoltaic (PV) plant in Safawi municipality has been financed with a USD-65-million (EUR 57.9m) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Financing for Development Society of the Netherlands (FMO).
Consisting of more than 200,000 poly-crystalline PV panels, the Al Safawi plant is expected to produce enough power to meet the annual demand of approximately 21,000 local homes, while offsetting around 107,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
With Safawi, the company now has 150 MW of installed solar capacity in the country, enough to meet the demand of approximately 75,000 homes, FRV noted.
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