The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday a major solar power venture has got underway in Jordan’s southern governorate of Ma’an with investments totaling $170 million and targeted electricity output of 52.5 megawatts.
Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC, the company which will carry the project, launched the construction phase of the electricity generation venture which will use photovoltaic cells. The venture is the first of its kind in Jordan and the largest in the region.
The 19.9 MW Gemasolar thermoelectric solar plant near Seville in southern Spain’s Andalucia province, owned by Torresol Energy and developed by SENER has been chosen as the backdrop for the ad campaign of the car manufacturer Peugeot, advertising its new 308 R Hybrid which will make its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.
Marubeni has entered into a partnership agreement with EDF Energies Nouvelles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF) to jointly invest in Laberinto Project, a 146 MW photovoltaic solar plant located in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta, Chile, which has the highest level of irradiation in the world.