The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in the camp. The PV plant with an installed capacity of 12.9 MWp, increasing the electricity supply to refugees’ homes from eight hours a day up to 14 hours. In addition the solar plant will deliver high annual cost savings of US$5.5 million, which UNHCR plans to reinvest in vital humanitarian assistance projects. The PV plant on the outskirts of the UN camp Za’atari consists of 40,000 photovoltaic panels arranged in rows hundreds of meters long covering an area of approximately 248,000 m2. The electricity generated by the new plant will be used to power refugees’ shelters, ensuring that residents are the prime beneficiaries. However, the solar plant is connected to Jordan’s national grid, meaning any unused power is fed back into the network to support the energy needs of the local community and help the country meet its renewable energy goals.