Shamsuna is a 10 MW PV project that has been operational since February 2016, located within the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ).
Lying within the sun-intensive Solar Belt, and with a yearly Global Horizontal Irrandiance (GHI) sum of up to 2400 kWh/m2, Shamsuna’s Aqaba Project has ideal conditions for solar energy production. Shamsuna signed a 20 year-long Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) in March of 2014.
The project area is around 180 dunums. The closest community is located in the City of Aqaba, with the Main Port Area at a distance of more than 14 km north of the project site. The project has an emissions reduction of approximately 12,100 tons of CO2 annually.
Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund is a 100% Shareholder of Shamsuna since June 2018.