Philadelphia Solar secures PPA for 68 MW solar facility in Jordan

The Jordan PV panel manufacturer and project developer, Philadelphia Solar has announced it has secured a long-term PPA with Jordan’s power utility, National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) for a 68 MW PV project it is developing in the south of the country.

The company said that the project will comprise more than 50% local components, as it uses its high efficiency panels, and that it will design the power station with Jordanian manpower. Furthermore, all procedures of the PV project have been approved by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) energy consultants.

Philadelphia Solar expects to reach financial close for the project in the third quarter of this year, while the plant is planned to start commercial operations in mid-2019. More details about the project were not provided.

Philadelphia Solar has an annual module production capacity of 60 MW. The company has been active since 2007. It produces both mono- and multi-crystalline modules, ranging in power from 100 W to 330 W, as well as mounting structures, at its factory located in the Al Qastal Industrial Area, near Amman.