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As of: January 2018

Industrial Solar Cooling in Jordan

Objective and activities

As part of a sectoral mitigation strategy, this project lays the foundations for largely CO2-free air conditioning and refrigeration based on solar energy. To this end, it is establishing partnerships between German and Jordan companies and institutes involved in cooling machines. A demonstration project is setting new energy efficiency standards, thus saving around 20,000 tonnes of CO2, assuming systems have a 30-year life cycle. This roughly corresponds to the average annual CO2 emissions of 5,500 Jordanian citizens. These standards feed into a sectoral approach for designing climate-friendly strategies and regulations for Jordan's air conditioning sector.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Demonstration plants for solar air conditioning initiated operation under participation of the project partners at the two project locations German Jordan University and Petra Guesthouse in 02/2015;
  • Solar Cooling Study has been published in October 2015: 'Solar Cooling for Industry and Commerce' (SCIC)
  • One further innovative cooling technology for buildings (PV/HC-Chiller), which is new for Jordan, is to be tested additionally
  • The technology partner TU Berlin presented the absorption-based cooling technology – and especially the example Solar Cooling in Jordan – on the Environmental Week at Bellevue Castle in June 2016
  • Two more solar cooling systems - Royal Cultural Center and Irbid Chamber of Commerce – in operation since 2016
  • Maintenance contract between German Jordanian University (GJU) and Millennium Co. signed
  • Ministry of Environment´s Ozone Unite prepared draft curriculum for the integration of the Solar Cooling Technology into the overall vocational training for engineers in Jordan
  • Fact sheets for each Solar Cooling pilot site prepared and distributed
  • Public announcements issued
  • Target specific awareness occasions (hotelier, public offices, and hospital industry) will be conducted

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
Ministry of Environment - Jordan,Technische Universität Berlin

BMUB grant:
€ 3,727,000

03/2012 till 06/2017


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