Azraq Solar Farm - The world's first to power a refugee camp

Last Modified: Fri May 19 2017 17:05:44 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2 MW
    installed capacity of solar farm constructed at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. The farm will allow UNHCR to provide affordable and sustainable electricity to 20,000 Syrian refugees.
  • ? MWh
    of electricity that will be generated by the farm.
  • 5,000
    shelters in Azraq camp, covering the energy needs of the two villages connected to the national grid. Each family can now connect a fridge, a TV, a fan, have light inside the shelter and charge their phones, which is critical for refugees to keep in contact with their relatives abroad.
  • 2,370 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • €8.75 million
    project cost, entirely funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign.
  • 50
    refugees who have been trained and employed to help build the solar farm under the supervision of the Jordanian solar company Mustakbal, which led the works on site. Some of these refugees will be also in charge of the maintenance works in the future.
  • $1.5 million
    annual savings from the farm.