Syria

Jordan launches tender for utility scale solar at Azraq town

When built, the 5 MW solar park will add to two other megawatt scale plants powering Azraq’s refugee camp. The project is expected to be developed with the support of the Spanish government.

Energy storage could see refugee camp powered entirely by solar

Swedish company Azelio is studying whether storage could ensure complete self-sufficiency for the 36,000-strong Azraq camp, which already draws 70% of its electricity from solar generation.

Lebanon’s Tufail region may host planned 500 MW solar plant

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is seeking consultants for a feasibility study for the project. The plant would be constructed on land owned by the Banque du Liban.

Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp to get another 5 MW PV plant

Through a new tender the Jordanian government is seeking bids for the construction of a second solar facility at the Azraq camp. The project will be financed with European Union funds.

World Refugee Day: improving refugees’ access to energy

At 65.6 million people worldwide, the world’s forcibly displaced population remains at a record high. As these people flee conflicts tearing apart their home, they often face stark options for settlement within their own country or internationally. An estimated 90% of people in refugee camps lack electricity. More must be done to provide energy access to refugees.

Syria: First solar-powered hospital begins operation

A PV installation combined with a diesel generator at a Syrian hospital is to ensure stable energy supply that can save lives. Syria´s location and climate offer optimal conditions for the use of PV, that could help to overcome power shortages in the war torn country.

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