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Project encourages households to go solar

By JT - Aug 25,2014 - Last updated at Aug 25,2014

AMMAN — Two seminars slated for Tuesday and Wednesday will promote household use of photovoltaic systems to produce electricity from solar power.

Participants at the seminar are scheduled to include potential and current users of photovoltaic solar systems, the organisers said in a statement released Monday.

The seminars are part of a nonprofit social marketing campaign implemented by the Abu Mahjoob Foundation for Creative Production for a project overseen by the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission and financed by USAID’s Public Action Project for Water, Energy and Environment.  

The project targets households that consume more than 600 kilowatt hours monthly (billed more than JD50), encouraging them to install solar panels to generate electricity and save up to 80 per cent on their electricity bills. 

Jordan has one of the highest annual daily averages of solar irradiance in the world with an estimated 330 days of sunshine per year.

Activities designed under the drive are meant to educate the targeted category on features of the system, the foundation noted.

The seminars will be held at the Orthodox Club in Amman-Farah Tamari Hall from 7:30pm and include a film screening which outlines the advantages of solar-powered technology, the statement said. 

The foundation urged those interested in installing or learning more about this system to e-mail their queries to [email protected], call 4637911 or fax 4637910.

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