The key criteria used for selecting the proposed project are:
Having high impact across the country.
Provid high visibility for this partnership.
Creating a high return on investment.
The proposed project will benefit Jordan’s municipalities and will thus be highly visible. The project will also bring in a considerable return on investment as average payback of such systems in Jordan is around 3 years.
The objective of the project is to install up to 100 solar systems of an average size 30-kilowatt peak (kWp) in public facilities in Jordan’s municipalities in order to reduce costs for energy supply and emissions linked to the use of non-renewable energy sources.
The average project size of 30kWp was chosen based on estimated consumption figures for all municipal uses including street lighting and facilities that showed such a size to be impactful across all municipalities, even if it represented a small percentage for some large cities.
The project, aside IMELS, will require the participation of multiple Jordan partners including:
Municipal leaders of selected municipalities.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
Electricity distribution companies (JEPCO, EDCO, and IDECO).
The Ministry of Environment.