Chinese firm looks to invest $200 million in Jordanian solar energy

by Taylor Luck, The Jordan Times:

A Chinese firm is set to invest up to $200 million in a solar power project in Jordan, officials say, becoming the latest international firm to express interest in the country’s nascent renewable energy sector.

Chinese solar energy giant Trina Solar has expressed interest in launching a yet-to-be-announced solar energy project in the Kingdom, according to the Jordan Investment Board.

During a visit to Jordan on Monday, a Trina Solar delegation unveiled that the firm, which specialises in photovoltaic technology, is currently in negotiations with the Ministry of Energy over a $200 million project, which would be one of the first commercial solar energy initiatives in Jordan.

The Chinese company is the latest international firm to express interest in the Kingdom’s renewable energy sector in the months since the passage of the country’s Renewable Energy Law… Read more

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