Plans for a 1GW PV power plant are underway in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where the Al-Husseini Group, a diversified real estate, industrial and trading organization based in Amman, Jordan, and Amelio Solar plan to construct a 200MW thin-film PV module manufacturing plant over the space of three years, which will power the gigawatt-scale plant. The Jordan-based gigawatt plant, referred to as a “multi-year” project, will be designed by Amelio Solar and is expected to be completed by 2017.
The short-term plan for the joint venture will see the implementation of a 22MW factory in Jordan to produce thin-film a-silicon, CIGS and related hybrid photovoltaic modules using a manufacturing platform created and installed by Amelio Solar, scheduled for completion by the end of 2009, with the 200MW thin-film photovoltaic module factory to be completed over a three-year period. The module line will supply low-cost Amelio Solar modules to the power plant as well as to the open market.
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“We are pleased to be introducing to our country this strategic technology and production platform, and we are grateful for the leadership and support of his Majesty King Abdullah and the cooperation of the Ministry of Energy in this important effort,” said Mr. Omar Al-Husseini, CEO of Al-Husseini Group. “Our joint venture is bringing this capability to Jordan on a scale that will provide a truly cost-competitive, renewable source of electricity for today and the future, as well as a foundation for industrial growth in the new energy economy.”