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A joint venture has launched a multi-year project to construct a 1 GW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Jordan, including an integrated 200 MW thin-film PV module factory.
The JV consists of the Al-Husseini Group, a diversified real estate, industrial, agricultural and trading company of Amman, and Amelio Solar, a developer of PV module technologies and related manufacturing and power generation solutions based in Ewing. The aim is to bring large-scale PV energy production capacity to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in cooperation with the government and the national utility.
The JV will deploy and operate a factory in Jordan to produce thin-film amorphous silicon, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) and related hybrid PV modules using a manufacturing platform created and installed by Amelio Solar.
Over a three-year installation period, the factory could reach an annual PV module manufacturing capacity of 200 MW, beginning with a 22 MW manufacturing line to be completed in 2009.
The modules produced by this factory will be used primarily in the construction of the PV power plant in Jordan designed by Amelio Solar, which could reach a total power generation capacity of 1 GW by 2017.
The factory will also supply PV modules for export to other Amelio Solar PV power projects around the world and for sale on the open market.
Additional information: http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Gigawatt_Scale_PV_Power_Project_Initiated_In_Jordan_999.html
News date: 12/12/2008