The Quweira solar power plant has a capacity of 103 MW and is located in the south of Jordan near Aqaba, an area with excellent solar resource.
This project is built under contract with the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), and it is funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. The Quweira power plant uses three square kilometers of land to produce over 2.5% of the total national electrical production, and is able to supply energy to more than 51,000 houses. The project is valued at over 120 million USD.
The Quweira plant uses a mix of tracking, that follows the sun from east to west, and fixed structure to maximize energy production the seasons and optimize the land usage. Key suppliers include Jinko for the more than 328,000 photovoltaic modules, Ideematec for fixed and tracker structure and Ingeteam for the inverter stations.
The Quweira plant will be connected to the 220kV Jordanian national grid via a new substation built by the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) specifically for this purpose.
A mix of local and international contractors have been involved in the execution of the project under the management of a Joint Venture (JV) company between Enviromena Power Systems and TSK, a Spanish company.