Jordan Transitioning 6,000 Mosques to Solar Energy

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wpid-rooftop-solar-initiatives-in-jordan-copyright-the-jordan-times-jpgWith global oil and gas prices fluctuating wildly and fossil fuel sources both reaching peak and pariah status, the Kingdom of Jordan has turned to renewable energy alternatives. Already a leader in the Arab world for utility-scale solar power production, Jordan’s residential and commercial rooftop sectors are ready to explode in the wake of the Kingdom’s exciting announcement to transition all of Jordan’s mosques to solar power.

In an interview with The Jordan Times this week, an official of Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources detailed the new solar mosque initiative. Ahmad Abu Saa, of the Renewable Energy Department at the ministry announced that photovoltaic solar systems for power generation will be installed at the Kingdom’s mosques under a project to be implemented in the course of this year.

Carried out in collaboration with Jordan’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, this exciting and pioneering project entails installing rooftop solar systems on all of the country’s 6,000 mosques. The project will start by covering 120 mosques, and will proceed beyond that, “Based on the funds that we secure,” said Abu Saa. “The more finance we get the faster the project will be implemented. Some of the mosques will get such systems this year.”

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