Giant Industrial Group Factories
On July 19, 2016, Philadelphia Solar (PS) introduced the new PS-M72 high-performance photovoltaic (PV) module with 360 Wp. The module comprises 72 mono PERC cells, which makes it possible to generate 35% more power compared to the 60-cell standard modules.
The PS-M72 360Wp PV panels were installed in the Giant Industrial Group factories located in Al Mafraq, Jordan, to cover 70% of their total electricity consumption. This project is the largest on-grid rooftop operating PV plant in the Middle East with a capacity of 2.7 MWp. Since February 5, 2017, the Giant Industrial Group PV plant has been operating successfully with an approximate total yearly generation of 4.5 GWh.
The rooftop PV plant consists of 7,694 highly efficiency mono-crystalline panels (360 Wp each), a rooftop Magnelis steel-mounted structure (Model: PS-7T-Fixed), which is also made locally by PS, and ABB Trio inverters (50 kW each) that are equipped with SCADA monitoring systems.
As part of the 2-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract, the SCADA system allows PS team to monitor the plant to ensure it achieves the maximum generation required; its on-site maintenance team responds directly to spontaneous maintenance matters.
This solar turnkey project was accomplished by PS’s installation team within five month; it was inspected and certified by TUV Austria Hellas.