First Solar commissions 52.5 MW plant in Jordan
First Solar, Inc. has commissioned the 52.5 MW AC Shams Ma’an project in Jordan, on schedule, it is reported. First Solar is said to have contributed to the development of the project before divesting its stake and being appointed the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. Shams Ma’an has a 20 year power purchase agreement with the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), the country’s power generation and distribution authority. “First Solar has delivered a high-performance solar energy asset on schedule and with an excellent safety record. There is no doubt that this power plant will deliver on its promises, reliably generating energy over its lifetime and forming the cornerstone of Jordan’s energy security strategy,” Karim Kawar, Chairman of Kawar Energy reportedly said.