SunPower installed 412 kW of high efficiency solar power panels on Amman Academy’s rooftop, helped the Jordanian school to power approximately 70% of its operations with zero-emission solar power. The PV system was designed and constructed by PV system integrator Mustakbal clean tech.
"Solar power makes sense for schools because it allows them to allocate more budget to academic and enrichment programs for students rather than spend those funds on operational costs such as lighting and air conditioning," said Laurent Longuet, SunPower managing director, Middle East. "Jordan is a leader in solar power development in the Middle East, and we applaud the country for its policies encouraging homeowners and businesses to reduce their electricity costs by installing solar power systems."
"Global demand for solar increases each year because it is abundant, affordable, and it helps protect our environment," said Faten Muqattash, principal of Amman Academy, which serves kindergarten through grade 12. "In addition to the health and financial benefits, our new SunPower system is enhancing our students' learning experience and providing them hands-on experience with the science and engineering of solar power technology."
(Photo Credit: Amman Academy)