Al-Balqa Applied University

Al-Balqa University



Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU) is the largest public technical university in Jordan with capacity for more than 21,000 students.


Since its creation, the university has sought to bet on sustainability and enrich the experiences of its students in terms of renewable energy.

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Energy cost

Reduction in HVAC energy demands

internal Rate of Return

<5 years 


  • superficieTotal Area - 601 M2
  • electricidad generadaElectricity generated in 35 years  - 2,306,322 kWh
  • puntos de luzTotal lighting points operating 4 hours per day in 35 years - 4,525 lighting points
  • emisiones CO2 evitadasCO2 emmisions avoided in 35 years - 1,545 CO2
  • barriles petroleo ahorradosBarrels of oil saved in 35 years - 1,357 barrels per m2



Throughout its career, the university has strived to continually develop its programs and specializations, and develop new programs and specializations in a manner consistent with scientific and academic changes.


The university is working on the continuous modernization of its facilities to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels used in power generation.


Due to the expected 70% increase in energy consumption over the next 20 years, from the university, there is an urgent need to ensure alternative energy sources.



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The objective of this project has been to implement small-scale solar systems in different university buildings, including innovative solutions, such as substitute sheets of photovoltaic glass or photovoltaic coverage of building roofs.


The photovoltaic installations have been carried out in the faculties of science and finance, using a crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass with dimensions of 1,500 x 1,100 mm and medium transparency.


In the faculty of science, glass has been installed in a photovoltaic canopy consisting of 126 units with a total area of ​​208 m² and a power of 26,6 kWp.


This canopy is located on top of a conventional glass skylight providing even more thermal insulation to the building.


The total electricity production of the canopy is 1,471,400 kWh, this energy being able to reduce the emission of 94,5 tons of CO2 in 35 years.



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The second installation of photovoltaic glass with an area of ​​191,4 m² has been carried out in a brise-soleil on the facade of the faculty of finance.


The 116 glass units of this installation have a total power of 24,48 kWp, enough power to produce 1,354,115 kWh in 35 years.



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