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Jordanian PV manufacturer Irbid District Electricity Company and EPC Philadelphia Solar are developing a 11MW generation site, which will be paired with a 12MWh lithium-ion battery, which will perform peak shaving and load shifting duties to support the grid during daytime hours

solar Jordan 3444753Jordan officials are looking towards the next phase in a regional solar energy programme overseen by the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board. (Image source: 3444753/Pixabay)

The 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), claimed to be the Middle East?s largest solar-plus-storage project, has been signed.

The Irbid District Electricity Company has signed the PPA for power from the site and Philadelphia Solar will install its own 320Wp polycrystalline modules along with its own single-axis tracker for the project. Further details on the energy storage system were not provided and Philadelphia Solar was not available for further comment, according to Energy Storage News.

Jordan is energy-poor and relies heavily on fossil fuel imports from neighbouring countries. Historically, diesel and fuel oil have been the dominant sources of electricity but recent renewable energy tenders have helped to decrease this dependence.