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Jordan energy ministry to install solar panels on 35 mosques

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources project to save $846,000 in electricity costs each year

Jordan is retrofiting 35 mosques.
Jordan Times
Jordan is retrofiting 35 mosques.

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will install solar power systems on 35 mosques across the region, with the programme expected to save $846,000 in electricity expenses and 1,647 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

According to local daily Jordan Times, the project was prompted by Jordan’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, who said the development would be implemented through the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund. 

The fund and the ministry will cover 50% of project costs, while the remaining funds will be financed through grants and assistance.

Zawati added that the project was part of the ministry's programme to install solar systems at Jordan’s places of worship. 

The ministry's development project is targeting around 7,000 mosques and churches, and 500 of them have already had solar panels installed.

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