November 14 (Renewables Now) - Silicon Valley-based renewables developer RAI Energy International Inc said on Tuesday it was selected by Jordan's Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR) to develop a 50-MW solar project in Jordan.
The photovoltaic (PV) project was secured through MEMR's bidding process for 50 MW. Named Jordan Solar Two and located in Ma'an municipality, the PV facility is scheduled to break ground in 2019.
With a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Jordan's National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), Jordan Solar Two is expected to enter into operation in 2020. The PV plant should be able to generate enough energy to supply the demand of close to 40,000 Jordanian households and offset 75.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
Currently, RAI Energy is waiting for MEMR's 100-MW bidding process. The company has, to date, developed more than 200 MW of utility-scale and distributed generation PV projects, it noted.