On the 9th of July in Amman, Jordan, SolarPower Europe and Jordanian business association EDAMA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen the existing partnership between both associations. As part of the partnership, SolarPower Europe and EDAMA will foster business relations and knowledge exchange between Europe and Jordan. Cooperation topics that have been identified in joint working meetings include Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of solar power plants, digitalisation and storage, and the socio-economic benefits of decentralised solar.
The MOU was signed in the context of a workshop hosted by SolarPower Europe, EDAMA and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Amman on “Decentralised Solar in Jordan”. At the workshop, the two associations launched a new joint report, which explores the potential and socio-economic benefits of decentralised solar in Jordan and also provides recommendations to help unleash decentralised solar. The workshop and the report were supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the framework of the German-Jordanian Development Cooperation.