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 totaling 43 MW in 2014.
The GLAE and EJRE projects are located in Ma’an development area which is a freezone area with tax incentives. The projects' PPA terms are for 20 years from the commercial operation dates in July and August 2016 respectively. The projects are co-located with another eight solar parks in the same area.
The Oryx project is situated 200 km south of Amman in the municipality of Ma’an in Jordan, near the historical monument of Petra. The project was Scatec Solar’s first power plant in the Middle East, and one of the first projects to be fully constructed in Jordan.