To cover 60% of its energy needs with renewable energy, the Jordanian Al-Balqa' Applied University has selected KAWAR Energy to build a solar park with a power of 7 megawatts. German manufacturer KACO new energy is supplying the inverters for this largest PV plant to date at a university in Jordan. Construction will start in the second quarter of 2019.
Al-Balqa' Applied University is honoring its focus on applied sciences: The university, which is located in Salt and attended by 21,000 students, is planning the largest solar power plant to date at a university in Jordan. The energy from the 7-megawatt solar park will cover 60% of the university's energy requirements.
A BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) contract was signed between Mr. Hanna Zaghloul, CEO of KAWAR Energy, and Dr. Jamal Al-Nsour, Vice President Al-Balqa’ Applied University, at the university on 14 January 2019. Work on the ground-mounted solar park will begin in the second quarter of 2019.
Delivery of 140 inverters
For feeding the solar energy into the local grid of the Al-Balqa' Applied University, an order of 140 inverters was placed with KACO new energy. The blueplanet 50.0 TL3 convinces with a worldwide delivered power exceeding 1 gigawatt – many projects in similarly hot climate zones as Jordan. The XL version of the inverter comes with 10 DC inputs, string fuses and overvoltage protection and makes for easy installation and maintenance.