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German Jordanian University Solar Energy Plant

Project Facts

Project capacity
2.11 MWp
Commercial Operating Date (COD)
1 Oct 2017
Payback Period
Two years, eight months and 15 days
Total Energy Generated
75,960,000 KWh
Total investment savings
19,200,000 JOD
CO2 emission reduction
29,148,814 Kg
Oil savings
67,485 Oil barrels
PV panels Type
Jinko Solar
Inverters Type
Mounting Structure Type
Schletter GmbH
AC / DC Cables
SCADA System
Opto 22
Automatic Weather Station
Campbell Scientific
Cleaning Machine
MM Spray

The station system is designed to produce electricity for the university, while at the same time covering a car parking area as well as providing canopies for students, and a roof top application and prefab and warehouses application. Accordingly, the photovoltaics receive energy from sunlight to be used by the university. This system works automatically, without any interference from any party other than regular and emergency maintenance to ensure outstanding plant performance.

The total capacity of the photovoltaic system is 2.11MWp. The system consists of 6702 Jinko Solar PV modules with a rated power of 315Wp for each. The mounting system is made of aluminum by Schletter Solar Mounting Group.

The DC side is connected to 79 ABB inverters; 50 nos of TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD,26 nos of TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD and 3 nos of PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD. The AC output of the inverters are connected to 27 AC combiner-boxes (SDB) that feed the power to six main distribution boards (MDBs). The main distribution boards (MDBs) are connected to the LV main distribution boards of GJU.

They were distributed on different plants inside the campus in the form of carports and aisles canopies for students and pedestrians; in addition to plants on the rooftops of buildings and rooftops of prefabs. All forms contribute to the provision of shaded areas for cars and pedestrians and add to the aesthetic appearance of the university. Also, the carports and canopies are equipped with a lighting system that reflects a distinctive aesthetic appeal to those areas at night.

The project’s main target was to cover complete electricity consumption of the German Jordanian University providing them with net-zero energy.

FB GROUP’s scope as the main contractor included, but was not limited to, financing, designing, approvals obtaining, supplying, installing, connecting, and operating of the plant components until final hand over, as well as operation and maintenance for 6 Years.