Environment: Cross-Border Cooperation project wins Emirates Energy Award
June 30, 2017
A concentrated solar thermal plant implemented by the STS-Med project at the Al-Huson University College in Jordan has won the Emirates Energy Award, a regional prize awarded every two years to encourage the rationalized use of energy and resources.
Funded in the framework of the ENPI CBC Med Programme 2007-2013, STS-Med focuses on the development of concentrated solar technologies to improve energy efficiency in public buildings. The project has implemented 4 demonstrative plants in Cyprus, Egypt, Italy and Jordan for a total power of 400 kW.
In Jordan, the plant has been installed on the rooftop of an educational building of the Al-Huson University College: it generates electric power, cooling/heating, hot water and distilled water from a single source of energy, the sun.
The Emirates Energy Award award, presented by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, aims to highlight the best practices and pioneering work in energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and protecting the environment.
The prize will be handed out in October at an official ceremony in Dubai.