The project at Zaatari refugee camp required an investment worth Euro 15 million (USD 17.5m) that was funded by the German government through state-owned development bank KfW, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday.
A photovoltaic (PV) park with a capacity of 12.9 MW has been put on stream at a refugee camp in northern Jordan, generating power for nearly 80,000 Syrians.
The US$17.5 million project, which was funded by the German government, will provide electricity in the Zaatari camp for up to 14 hours a day, according to the United Nations refugee agency.
"That allows the children to continue their studies, and also (for) the safety of women and young girls to go about. Camp life will be made much easier", Stefano Severe, UNHCR representative in Jordan, told Reuters TV.
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The project is part of Jordan's efforts to increase reliance on renewable energy, said the agency, adding it will save around 5.5 million USA dollars which can be re-invested in support for refugees.
In Azraq, a 2-megawatt solar farm that started operating in May - the world's first in a refugee camp - has enabled the UNHCR to provide free, clean electricity to 20,000 Syrian refugees, covering the energy needs of two villages connected to the national grid.
The UN refugees agency said the 12.9 megawatts solar plant aims to bring affordable and sustainable energy to around 80,000 Syrian refugees and the host community.
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