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Seven firms picked by Jordan for 2,210-home solar power project

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, says Phase 1 completion expected in 120-180 days

Jordan is investing in solar power [representational].
Jordan is investing in solar power [representational].

Seven Jordanian companies have started implementing projects to install solar cell systems in 2,213 homes as part of Jordan’s National Aid Fund (NAF) programme, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, said in a statement.

Funded by the department behind the Fils Al Reef fee, which aims to “alleviate poverty by cutting down on electricity bills”, Phase 1 of the project is expected to be completed within 120-180 days, depending on the implementation of each tender, Zawati said.

The Fils Al Reef initiative, which adds a fee for each kilowatt of energy a household uses and was launched to help fund solar cell systems in remote areas, is accepting applicants who are already beneficiaries of the NAF programme, whose monthly consumption does not exceed 300kWh.

Exceptions include applicants in Jordan Valley and Aqaba, and those who have enough space to install the system.

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