A solar farm in Jordan is poised to be equipped with the largest storage battery in the Middle East. At 12 MWh and 4 MWac, the lithium-ion battery being installed by Al Badiya at a 12 MW solar plant in Al-Mafraq is far bigger than any current storage system in the region.
The battery will augment the solar plant’s 11 MWp expansion, and offer peak shaving capabilities to increase the stability of the local grid and enhance the solar plant’s output. A power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed this week with Irbid District Electricity Company (IDECO), which is a local utility.
Al Badiya is a subsidiary of Philadelphia Solar, a Jordan-based developer of solar projects that made the single-axis tracking system installed onsite.
Final commissioning of the battery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year, according to Al Badiya Company.
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.