Published: 2018-05-01 14:52
Last Updated: 2018-05-01 16:36
Al al-Bayt University, located in the northern province of Amman, Jordan, announced that they had reduced their monthly electricity bill from JD 110,000 to only one dinar on their university website on Monday.
The 3.3MW photovoltaic project was constructed by ET Solutions over an area of 50 dunums launched last August. The achievement was possible by a JD 2.6 million grant from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the press release read.
University president, Ziauddin Arafa, stated the project has provided job opportunities for Mafraq residents in addition to cutting electricity expenses and is way for the university to generate profits.
Al al-Bayt isn’t the only Jordanian university to implement a solar energy project. Just last week, Roya TV reported that Al-Hussain Bin Talal University uses the surplus electricity it generated to pay its debt to the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO).
University president, Najeeb Abu Karaki, indicated that according to government regulations, the university was allowed to sell up to 10 percent of generated electricity to NEPCO and give the rest free of charge.
He complained that even the 10 percent they sold were at 5.5 qirsh per kWh (JD 1/100), in comparison to the around 26 qirsh kWH tariff the company charged them during previous years.