Al Badiya is a specialized power generation company, solely owned by Philadelphia Solar. The company was established on the 25th of November, 2013, with an area of 450,000 m2 and a startup capital of 22.5 million USD.
Al Badiya currently owns 12 MWp power plant located in Al-Mafraq, Jordan, which has been operating since 22 October, 2015. The plant consists of 48,000 polycrystalline panels (250 Wp each) and Magnelis steel mounting structures (Model: PS-4H-Fixed) which were all made locally by Philadelphia Solar.
This year, Al Badiya will undergo an expansion of another 11 MWp; totaling the operating capacity of the power plant to 23 MWp. This expansion will consist of approximately 34,350 polycrystalline panels (320 Wp each). Philadelphia Solar made a state-of-the-art single axis tracking system (Model: PS-1P-Tracker) and a 12 MWh Lithium Ion energy storage system. The 11 MWp power plant’s purpose is to peak shave and power shift to increase the stability of the grid and support the grid at peak load hours; additionally it will also enhance the availability of energy during the day time hours.
After the operation of the 11 MWp power plant, Al Badiya will be the first company to own a solar power plant combined with energy storage systems in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region.