Irbid, Feb. 9 (Petra)
A government-run fund on Thursday kicked off a major project to install about 200,000 solar water heaters and 100,000 solar electric systems at homes across the Kingdom in a bid to encourage a nationwide shift towards renewable energy and, simultaneously, ease dependence on fossil fuel.
The Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF), signed agreements today with 20 charities in the northern governorate of Irbid to start the actual installation of the solar systems. Under the project, the fund will subside the cost for each home by 50 per cent while the other 50 per cent can be paid at cost price through various channels.
At a later stage, Hamza noted, the fund will launch similar programs that target public buildings, including schools and places of worship and the services sector.
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