Jordan is a very sunny country with over 310 days of sunshine a year. Combined with Jordan’s heavy reliance on fossil-fuel imports, the Government targets to generate 22% of its energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Scatec Solar was one of the first developers to enter this market and built three solar plants totalling 43 MW in 2016.
The Jordan Portfolio consists of three solar power plants, located 200 km south of Amman in the municipality of Ma’an in Jordan. This was Scatec's first solar plants in the Middle East and was one of the first projects to be fully constructed in the country. The portfolio holds a 20-year PPA with NEPCO. Equity partners are Quest Energy Investments, European Jordanian for Renewable Energy and Green Land for Alternative Energy. Lenders are EBRD and Proparco.