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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Jordan 2017
The first solar-thermic facility for the production of process steam in Jordan has a performance of 223 kW th and achieves annual savings of 340 MWh th and therefore 400 tons of CO2.
Contrary to its neighbor countries, Jordan has to import more than 90% of its energy demand since it doesn't have any noteworthy resources of fossil fuels. Large-scale use of biomass is no option due to the water scarcity. Since the energy subsidies have been reduced drastically, the industrial companies face much higher fuel costs. At the same time, Jordan has free trade agreements with many neighboring countries which badly affects its competitiveness. Many companies have therefore shifted their production abroad. In order to provide employment for the young population and have enough money for necessary imports, growth of the industrial sector is crucial for Jordan.
Industrial Solar installed the first solar-thermic facility for the production of process steam in Jordan at RAM Pharma. The Fresnel collector has a performance of 223 kW th and achieves annual savings of 340 MWh th and therefore 400 tons of CO2. Due to the high costs for fuel, the facility increases the competitiveness of RAM Pharma. This project offers a technically and economically attractive alternative to process heat production in the industrial area. Solar process heat also creates socio-economic advantages for Jordan since it can reduce energy imports and instead create local employment.
The industry accounts for 1/3 of the worldwide energy use with around 60% of it being for the supply of process heat. Conventional solar-thermic collectors often cannot provide the needed temperatures. The Industrial Solar Fresnel Collector is optimized for direct evaporation, can create temperatures of up to 400°C and therefore address approximately 60% of the process heat demand. Its potential is huge, given the fact that the largest industrial growth in the next decades will take place in emerging nations which often offer a very good solar radiation.
Contrary to its neighbor countries, Jordan has to import more than 90% of its energy demand since it doesn't have any noteworthy resources of fossil fuels. Industrial companies therefore face much higher fuel costs which badly affects their competitiveness. This year's National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Jordan installed the country's first solar-thermic facility for the production of process steam which saves large amounts of energy and CO2. Congratulations on your initiative!