A 12MWh lithium-ion battery system is being installed at Al Badiya Power Generation’s solar power plant in Al-Mafraq, Jordan, as part of an expansion of the facility.
The expansion will see the existing 12MWp facility increase its total operating capacity to 23MWp. The company did not say who will supply the battery system.
Philadelphia Solar, Al Badiya’s parent company, said the expansion would see the facility become “the first and the largest solar power plant combined with energy storage systems” in the Middle East and Africa region.
The expansion follows the signing on 8 August of a power purchase agreement between Philadelphia Solar and the Irbid District Electricity Company (pictured).
Following the project, the Al-Mafraq plant will comprise around 34,350 polycrystalline panels and a single axis tracking system, Philadelphia Solar said.