The Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Mohammad Hamed, has opened a new solar power project, developed by Marwa Company in Marka district, east of Amman.
The 1.1 MW project has been established at an estimated cost of mone million dinar ($1.4 million).
Mr Hamed underlined the importance of the solar power for Jordan in terms of reducing energy bills and the growing demand for the technology in the country.
Currently, only 10 MW of solar energy plants have been installed in Jordan with the generated energy being distributed to domestic, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors.
Consolidated Energy and Economic Engineering CEO Mansour Murad added that the project will help to ease expenditure on electricity to the tune of 300,000 dinars per year, in addition to playing a major role in environmental protection.