Rooftop solar project for W&D apparel Jordan Enlarge

Rooftop solar project for W&D apparel Jordan

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W&D apparel Jordan manufactures and exports custom, ready-made sports and outerwear for global brands including the Vanity Fair Corporation.

Environmental sustainability and energy cost reduction were the main drivers to install this 63.6 kWp rooftop solar PV system. The renewable energy yield is expected to reach 97,890 kilowatt-hours which equals 30 % of their total electricity demands, and 28,000 kilograms captured CO2 emissions per annum.

“Our partner Vanity Fair linked us with Project Development Programme of the German Energy Solution Initiative who helped us to technically and financially evaluate the project opportunity, plus their advice on the received technical offers,” says Khaldoun Bayoud, Compliance Officer at W&D Apparel Jordan.
119 solar panels were installed over 600 square meters of facility roof spaces and connected to state of art KACO inverters.

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.

“Reducing CO2 emissions according to a science-based target initiative was the main driver for W&D and Vanity Fair Corporation. We technically evaluated electrical demands of the factory to identify the highest renewable energy share that can be integrated while assuring the commercial viability of the project,” Moayad Hamaideh, PDP country representative for Jordan, explains the PDP support.

System Data

Installed capacity:63.6 kWp
Location:Amman, Jordan
Client:W&D Apparel Jordan
In operation sinceSeptember 2021
German components:KACO
Type:Roof-top PV
Yield:Up to 97.8 MWh per year
Saved CO2 emissions: Up to 20 tonnes per year
Number of solar panels:119
Number of inverters: 1