The Ministry of Water on Tuesday launched Jordan’s first well powered solely by renewable energy, in an experiment that could be replicated across the badia, a ministry official said.
The well is located in Salhiyet Al Naim in Ruweished District, 300km east of the capital, and serves a population of 130 people, according to the ministry.
The Water Authority of Jordan drilled the well and installed a pump and a water treatment plant, WAJ Secretary General Tawfiq Habashneh said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times.
The project cost 1 million euros (around JD798,000) and was funded by a grant from the Greek government via Hellenic Aid.
The water treatment plant is powered by wind, solar and magnetic energy, according to Habashneh, who underscored that the plant can sustain its operations year-round without the need for any other source of power.
“The well is generating 50 cubic metres of water per day using advanced clean energy,” he said.