This PV project is the largest in the private sector in Jordan, according to Exosun.
The three power plants will be installed on desert ground and will be equipped with Exosun’s Exotrack® HZ horizontal single-axis solar trackers which will orient 35,302 polycrystalline modules toward the sun throughout the day to significantly increase energy yield.
The photovoltaic plants will provide the Sheraton and Marriott hotels in Amman, as well as the Marriott Dead Sea hotel, with 100% of their electric power needs, according to the company. Exosun estimates that the hotels could save 10.7 million kilograms of CO2 emissions per year.
The solar power plants will be built in the Mwaqqar and Damikhi / Qatraneh areas, connecting respectively to the Jordan Electric Power Co, plc and Electric Distribution Company, plc electrical networks using the Power Wheeling scheme. This approach allows power generation in a location different from the consumption site, and is part of the Renewable Energy regulatory framework implemented in Jordan.
Phoenix Solar will carry out all engineering, procurement and project management tasks while Millennium Energy Industries will take on the actual construction works. Phoenix Solar will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the three power plants. In addition to supplying and commissioning its trackers, Exosun will accompany its client during the entire construction phase by offering on-site installation support.