Solar Energy in jordan Jordan is blessed with an abundance of solar energy which is evident from the annual daily average solar irradiance (average insulation intensity on a horizontal surface) ranges between 4-7 kWh/m2, which is one of the highest in the world. This corresponds to a total annual of 1400-2300 kWh/m3. The average sunshine duration is more than 300 days per year. According to the solar atlas of Jordan, the country is divided into five regions: - (see Fig below) The southern region representing Ma’an and Aqaba area, which has the highest solar isolation in the country and has the lowest values of diffuse irradiance. The annual average daily global irradiance is between 6-7 kWh/m2. The eastern region representing the semi desert and the (badia) remote area with an annual daily between 5.5-6 kWh/m2. The middle region with an average global irradiance at 4.5 – 5 kWh/m2, but with the highest annual daily average of diffused irradiance. The northern region with the annual daily average global irradiance of about 5.5 kWh/m2. The western region representing the Jordan Valley area, situated below sea level and with an average annual daily global irradiance below 4.5 kWh/m2.
PV Installations (2006) and Projection till (2020) - Government 2006 Capacity, 0.5 MW Produced Energy, 1 GW.hr Produced Energy 78 (TOE) Saving in Primary Energy 226 (TOE) 2020 Capacity, 10 MW Produced Energy, 18 Gw.hr Produced Energy, 314 (TOE) Savings in the primary Energy 905 (TOE)