Jordan continues to evaluate the potential of CSP

Jordan is reportedly considering CSP projects in Aqaba and southeastern regions, according to a report by

The report mentioned that according to the National Energy Research Centre, the terrain of Wadi Rum would be best suited to apply the technology, using the cliffs to angle mirrors down to a plant at the surface level.

Ziyad Jibril, director of the Energy Ministry's renewable energy department, said that the technology is not mature enough for commercial application for the time being, and the cost is too high.
Even as Jordan is contemplating whether to take a plunge or not at this stage, the significance of solar-thermal power generation in the Middle East and North Africa is already growing considering the current activity in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Some power plant projects or public tenders have already been undertaken in these countries.
The pertinently timed CSP, CPV & Thin Film Solar Technologies MENA - Abu Dhabi, June 2-3, will tackle the issues in this region and with international cooperation from CSP companies, looks set to be an exceptional two day event in Abu Dhabi. To book, visit the website - or email

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