Module manufacturer, Canadian Solar, has been awarded a module supply agreement for a 1.5MW project in Jordan.
Canadian Solar will provide its 300W 72-cell CS6X300P modules for Middle Eastern engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Kawar Energy, for a 1.5MW rooftop solar project at a university in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Hanna Zaghloul, CEO of Kawar Energy, said the project would be one of the largest rooftop solar installations in Jordan, requiring a global company like Canadian Solar to supply modules.
Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar's chairman and CEO said the module supply agreement is aligned with Canadian Solar’s continued operations in emerging markets.
Jordan's PV project pipeline is growing in size. In February Trina Solar revealed plans to construct a 2MW plant in Jordan. Scatec Solar also recently announced its first venture in Jordan, with a 10MW solar power project planned, joining First Solar, which is developing a 52MW project in Jordan and AMP Solar Global’s 20MW solar project.
Solar project announcements have been spurred by a 400MW government tender. However last month 100MW of this was cancelled due to a lack of grid availability.