Aqaba Vegetable Oils Co. was founded in 1992, the company manufactures a wide range of vegetable oils and vegetable ghee.
Motivated by electricity costs reduction; Aqaba vegetable oils has installed a 119.7 kWp rooftop solar PV system that will generate 162,553 kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually and expected to cover 70% of the factory electricity consumption and to capture up to 90,000 kilograms of carbon emissions per year.
“Reducing the cost of our energy bill was the main target, and solar PV proved itself to be the most reliable solution with low maintenance. Our partnership with the Project Development Programme of the German Energy Solutions Initiative helped us to best understand project economics and technical aspects”, commented Jad Wakileh, Partner at Aqaba Vegetable Oils.
Over 266 solar panels were installed on S-Flex mounting structure and cover 1,000 square meters of factory roof spaces. To maximize the generated yield, 2 SMA inverters were selected, and the system performance is monitored through Sunny Portal.
Support by the German Energy Solutions Initiative
The Project Development Programme (PDP) of the German Energy Solutions Initiative has been active in Jordan since 2018 and helped to raise the awareness on solar energy and supported local businesses during project origination, technical evaluation, investment appraisal and project implementation.
“The commercial operation of Aqaba Vegetable Oils PV project is a reward to all our mutual efforts over the last year. The PDP-Team assisted Aqaba Oils with project origination, technical evaluation, investment appraisal and implementation”, said Moayad Hamaideh, PDP country representative for Jordan.
|Installed capacity:||119.7 kWp|
|Client:||Aquaba Vegetable Oils Co.|
|In operation since||August 2021|
|German components:||S-Flex, SMA|
|Yield:||Up to 162.5 MWh per year|
|Saved CO2 emissions:||Up to 100 tonnes per year|
|Number of solar panels:||266|
|Number of inverters:||2|