Both Mafraq I and Empire solar plants are among the first set of projects in the Middle East region that use double-glass modules. The completion of these projects is a great reference for the application of PERC double-glass modules in a desert environment.
The Mafraq I and Empire solar plants, with a combining scale of 134MW, are developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).
Mafraq I and Empire solar plants, on which FRV and JA Solar worked together, have been connected to the grid in Jordan. The plants are located in the Jordanian desert area that is known for extreme environmental conditions of sandstorms, high temperature, arid climate, and large temperature difference between day and night. As a result of such conditions, performance requirements are typically high for PV modules that are deployed in the region.