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Solar Activity Expanding In Jordan Universities & 2000 Mosques

One finds universities excel in understanding, in evaluating environmental problems, and often in adopting progressive technology. Though, I think a lot more universities should be run exclusively on renewable energy. A positive note on this front is to take a look at Jordan.

Solar activity is successfully expanding quickly in/on Jordan universities & 2,000 mosques.

I find our academic strengths are still out front of our more pragmatic goals in manifestation — although, most environmental professors that I know are avid bicyclists and mass transit travelers. Why don’t more universities go solar?

Queen of Jordan courtesy MasdarFrom a recent article in pv magazine (of Jordan): “The country is well on the way to surpassing its 600 MW solar target by 2020.” The report explains that an extensive number of Jordanian universities are part of this activity. Our sister site Planetsave earlier reported that technology within the Middle Eastern country is an intentional component of the countrywide (wisdom of) change.

Along with concern and transition in many universities, it is interesting that there are 2,000 Jordanian mosques. Comparing to some stagnant parts of the US, this calls to mind the story of a small church and nonprofit in North Carolina having problems going solar — quite an opposite of support for solar energy.

The list of Jordanian universities integrating solar compiled by Zubaydah’s consultancy (via pv magazine):

8.39 MW of operation PV projects:

  • 0.276 MW at Al-Ahliyya Amman University
  • 0.164 MW at Al-Zaytoonah University
  • 1.5 MW at Amman Arab University
  • 1.5 MW at Applied Science University (private)
  • 0.25 MW at Arab Open University
  • 1.5 MW at Petra University
  • 0.7 MW at Philadelphia University
  • 0.079 MW at Balqa Applied University
  • 0.5 MW at Jadara University
  • 0.03 MW at Tafila Technical University
  • 1.89 MW at Zarqa University (private)

9.98 MW of PV projects under construction:

  • 1.06 MW at Al Quds College
  • 1.6 MW at Al-Zaytoonah University
  • 0.57 MW at Applied Science University (private)
  • 0.25 MW at Irbid National University
  • 0.5 MW at Jerash University (private)
  • 1 MW at Tafila Technical University
  • 5 MW at Hashemite University

58 MW of awarded PV projects:

  • 53 MW at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
  • 5 MW at Jordan University of Technology and Science

3 MW of PV under tendering at the Yarmouk University

147.5 MW of announced PV projects:

  • 85 MW at the Al al-Bayt University
  • 40 MW at the University of Jordan
  • 16 MW at the Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • 2.5 MW at the Columbia University (the Amman branch)
  • 2.5 MW at the German Jordanian University
  • 1.5 MW at the Hashemite University

Related Stories:

Queen Of Jordan: Most Forceful Speech Of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (VIDEO)

Jordan Going Big With Solar Via New Projects From ABB & Masdar

Syrian Refugee Camps In Jordan To Receive Solar Power

Image: Queen of Jordan Courtesy of Masdar

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits.


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