Solar Market Outlook in Jordan
The entire Middle East region is pivoting towards a greener future with its focus on harnessing renewable energy sources like solar. Jordan wants to sustain this momentum and the forecast is sunny for this country, well within the pace of its neighboring countries in the region. Jordan is different from its neighbors because it does not have access to the large gas and oil fields that many have. For this reason, it imports most of the energy that it consumes.
Sunshine is not one of those resources that is lacking in Jordan, however. This is why the government is hoping to make the most of the sun – specifically 330 days of sunshine per year.
The solar energy potential is bright in Jordan. The government has decided to diversify its energy generation capacity in order to sustain the demand for electricity domestically and reduce the need to import.
The Jordan government is working with the IFC to generate financing for the construction of more solar power plants. If the solar plant projects push through, it will give the residents access to more affordable energy. The partnership with IFC is just the latest in a string of deals that the government has struck in an effort to boost renewable energy capacity. As of 2020, Jordan’s solar energy capacity accounts for 20% of the country’s power mix – and that’s significant.
Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Jordan
Jordan is not able to manufacture its own solar equipment and accessories. Therefore, it depends largely on importing and global suppliers and distributors for solar energy accessories.
Top Major Seaports & Logistics in Jordan
Jordan has plenty of logistics and trade ports that give it connection with other countries in terms of the shipping and distribution of solar power equipment. Among these ports are
- Karak Joqar,
- As Safi Joasf,
- the Aqaba Free Zone.
What is a Microinverter?
A Microinverter or a Solar micro-inverter is an extremely small device used to convert DC to AC. These inverters are so small that they are used as plug-and-play. Microinverters work remotely with every panel. This is advantageous in case of panel failure or power surge.
These inverters work on every power output from the panels and if there are inconsistencies rectification can be done without hindering the performance of all the other panels.
Where are Microinverters used?
Microinverters find their application in Solar Roofs for domestic use. These microinverters monitor the performance of every panel and convert DC to AC. A micro inverter is best used with small Solar roofs with limited spaces.
Microinverters help the Solar system to overcome difficulties like shading, dust, sunlight blocking, and many more difficulties.
Advantages of Microinverter
The biggest advantage of the Solar Microinverter is the compact size. For high power output, bulky inverters are required, but to convert a very small level of DC from panels requires small compact Microinverters.
- Microinverters are connected to the arrays and panels to get the maximum performance from the system.
- Maintenance is easy simple replacement and connection of plug and play devices.
- Can be used with apps and network
- Each panel output can be monitored throughout the day
- The performance of the adjacent panels is not affected due to the malfunction of one panel.
How does a Microinverter work?
Microinverters are manufactured to operate in the range 190 and 220 W. Micro Inverter converter DC to AC at the panel level. Microinverters are preferred over string inverters and can have a warranty of up 15 to 25 years.
What are some major brands of Microinverter?
Emphasis is the leading brand of Solar Micro Inverters. Some of the other big brand names are:
- SolarBridge Technologies/SunPower
- Advanced Energy Industries
- Petra Systems
- Chilicon Power