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PV System Contributes to Enlightenment Activities on Renewable Energy

November 12, 2013

Dozens of school children visited the DSPC

The DSPC staff explained the PV system to the children.

The 100kWp PV system in the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex (DSPC) *1 was introduced through Japan's grant aid for the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System. Since the completion of its installation in December 2011, the PV System has been generating electricity with the sunlight shining down on the Dead Sea and providing it to the facilities in the DSPC everyday. According to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) managing the DSPC, approximately 30% to 40% of the DSPC's annual total power consumption is covered by the electricity produced by the PV system. The expected CO2 emission reduction is as much as 90 tons per year.

The PV system's contribution is not limited to the reduction of CO2 emission. Established with the aim of the protection of nature in Jordan, the RSCN has promoted ecotourism and conducted various educational programmes. It exhibits the history and ecosystem of the Dead Sea in the DSPC. The PV system has played a major role in the RSCN's activities since its installation, raising awareness of the sustainable use of renewable energy and natural resources.

Last year the DSPC held an event with the theme of renewable energy in the DSPC and invited approximately 80 children from six nearby schools. After having a lecture of the DSPC manager on renewable energy, the school children visited the site where the PV system is located. Seeing the PV system up close, they expressed great interest and asked a number of questions about the PV system and its technology.

The PV system is featured in leaflets produced by the RSCN. The leaflets not only explain the outlines and effectiveness of the PV system, but they also show that the PV system has been introduced in the DSPC through the international cooperation which involved Japanese companies as well as JICS with a financial contribution from the Government of Japan. The leaflets are available in the DSPC, and it is expected that the PV system will attract more attention and thereby public awareness on the technology and potential of the PV System will be increased.

The PV system in the DSPC is a piece of work for which Japanese technology was brought together. It is hoped that the PV system continues to contribute to the advocacy of renewable energy potentiality and natural recourses utilisation, not to mention the reduction of CO2 emission, and it remains a symbol of the friendship between Japan and Jordan.

The PV system is generating energy with abundant sunlight.
The magnificent scenery unfolds behind the PV system.

Leaflets Produced by RSCN

*Click the photo to see the leaflets in PDF format.

Year of 2013

Year of 2012

*1: Dead Sea Panoramic Complex: This complex was established in yen-loan-financed "Tourism Sector Development Project." In addition to the PV system, there are the Dead Sea Museum, a conference room, a restaurant and shops selling local products in the DSPC premises. The view from the DSPC of the sun setting over the Dead Sea is breathtaking. The DSPC is about 1.5 hours from Amman by car.

Basic Information of This Project

Project Name The Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System
Date of E/N February 28, 2010
Grant Amount ¥640 million
Date of A/A March 25, 2010
Agent Agreement Counterparty Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC)
End-Users Package 1: Royal Scientific Society (RSS)
Package 2: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MOTA)
Project Profile Package 1:The Supply of 280kWp Solar Electricity Generation System
Package 2:The Supply of 100kWp Solar Electricity Generation System
JICS's Role Project management for the procurement of the services and the equipment necessary for the Project and for the management of project funds.