Petra Solar, a New Jersey-headquartered provider of grid-tied, pole-mounted, distributed solar generation systems, has launched a research and development (R&D) center in Amman, Jordan. According to the company, this new office will enable Petra Solar to provide regional technology expertise that is geared to the needs of its partners in the Middle East.
Petra Solar is actively partnering with key Middle Eastern companies on solar and Smart Grid initiatives and is developing research agreements with regional institutions. The office in Jordan is the result of a meeting last spring between Petra Solar's founder, president and CEO – Dr. Shihab Kuran – and His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan. This collaborative effort with the Jordanian government will promote local economic development and create green jobs in Jordan, the company says.
SOURCE: Petra Solar