The plant will provide the Zataari camp 14 hours of electricity a day at zero cost and bring the refugees one step closer to a sense of normality.

The 12.9 megawatts solar plant at the Zaatari refugee camp will allow families to run a fridge, TV, fans and lights in their shelters, and recharge their phones to maintain contact with others abroad.
The 12.9 megawatts solar plant at the Zaatari refugee camp will allow families to run a fridge, TV, fans and lights in their shelters, and recharge their phones to maintain contact with others abroad. (AFP)

Jordan opened the largest solar park to operate in a refugee facility, aiming to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees at the Zaatari desert camp.

The 4,000 solar panels with a total capacity of 12.9 megawatts are designed to provide 14 hours of electricity a day to Zaatari's 80,000 inhabitants, according to the UNHCR.

The project was financed by Germany at a cost of $17.5 million (15 million euros)

TRT World's Yasin Eken reports.

Source: TRT World