A Saudi Arabia-funded solar plant has been inaugurated for Jordan's King’s Academy.
The plant, which will generate electricity, was inaugurated by Jordan's HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II.
The 2.6MW solar power facility was built on King’s Academy campus in Madaba and financed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power.
King’s Academy estimates it will be able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 2,300 tonnes (t) as a result of using renewable energy generated by the plant.
According to Construction Week, the project, which is 80% complete, will be completed in June this year.
It will eventually reduce the school’s need to pay an electricity bill, according to King’s Academy headmaster, John Austin.
More than 8,000 photovoltaic panels were installed on buildings roofs and in open areas around the campus to capture enough sunlight needed to generate electricity for the school.
Jordan wants to increase the amount of electricity it sources through renewable and sustainable sources, such as solar, and the photovoltaic plant at King’s Academy will help the country achieve this goal.