The Royal Jordanian Residence electrified by the sun – and KACO new energy inverters.
The Al Manal Palace is powered by over 160 kW solar power.
Amman / Neckarsulm, 03. December 2014 – The Jordanian Royal Family is setting a prime example for the use of the most powerful local energy source: the sun. Quality, ″made in Germany″ inverters then supply the electricity to the residence.
The Hashemites belong to one of the oldest Princely Families in the Arab World and one of their most well-known representatives in modern-day times is probably still well-remembered by many people for his efforts to establish peace in the Middle East: King Hussein I of Jordan. His brother, Prince Muhammad bin Talal, is now moving forward with the use of solar power as a peaceful energy source in Amman. Since August he has been supplying his Family Residence, the Al Manal Palace, with solar energy – generated by 540 polycrystalline modules manufactured by Realforce Power and delivered by three KACO new energy Powador 60.0 TL3 inverters. Amounting to 162 kW of installed capacity, it is today the largest ″private array″ in the Middle East.
Zouhair Kefi, Managing Director of KACO new energy Dubai, praised the good example of the Royal Family: ″Precisely in a region where oil wealth did not only bring good fortune, the PV array on the Al Manal Palace is serving as an example to show that a prosperous future can be attained just as well with renewable energy".
As is well-known, intense solar irradiation supplies optimum energy, but simultaneously a real challenge for modules and inverters alike. Accordingly, Global Renewable Energy Systems LLC, the leading installation company, decided on the tried and tested Powador 60.0 TL3 inverters in order to guarantee long-term, reliable output from the PV array in the desert climate, which so characterises Amman.
About KACO new energy
KACO new energy is amongst the world's largest manufacturers of solar inverters. With 850 employees and offices in 16 countries, the company offers inverters for every array size from the smallest homes to the largest solar farms of hundreds of Megawatts. KACO new energy is based in Neckarsulm, near Stuttgart, Germany and the production facilities there, in the Americas and Asia have supplied approx. 7 Gigawatts of inverters since 1999. The Company was the first inverter manufacturer to achieve fully carbon-neutral production and is rapidly heading towards power self-sufficiency. KACO new energy also supplies energy storage systems and battery inverters, as well as inverters for combined heat and power plants and CPV systems. KACO new energy is celebrating the Centenary of the original company in 2014.
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