NEXTracker Partners with Mustakbal to Boost Healthcare & Tourism Industries in the Middle East
To meet the Middle East’s growing electricity needs, solar power plants are increasingly coming online in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa). Jordan—with its ancient treasures and beautiful resorts—is a nation highly reliant on tourism. Generating affordable, reliable, and clean electricity is crucial; it’s anticipated that close to 400 MW of solar energy projects will be deployed in 2017; and 75% will be for single-axis tracking ground mount solar projects.¹
NEXTracker was selected by developer Mustakbal Clean Tech to deploy seven megawatts of its award-winning NX Horizon™ tracker in Jordan, for the Kempinski Hotel and Al Khalidi Medical Center (KMC). These distributed generation (DG) solar power plants are located in the Jordanian desert – 200 miles from Kempinski, and 60 miles from KMC, respectively. Both the hotel and hospital own parcels in the Jordanian desert and will produce 21,000 MWh of solar generated electricity annually-enough electricity to power close to 2,200 homes (in U.S.).