The winners of the Emirates Energy Award will be announced during an official cerimony in Dubai in October 2017. The STS-Med Solar Energy Project was selected to win one of these awards for the small projects category. The STS-Med Project team in Jordan has conducted a detailed study on the energy plant installed in Jordan within STS-Med to be submitted to the Award Jury. A celebration will be held in October 2017 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai for the awarding of prizes to the winners. The award will be received by Prof.  Rebhi A. Damseh, project coordinator from the Jordanian partenr Al Balqa – Applied University.

The Emirates Energy Award (EEA) is a regional prize, awarded every two years, whose aim is to encourage the rationalized use of energy and resources and to highlight the best practices and pioneering work in energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and protecting the environment. The EEA commences in 2012 and applications for entry are invited by all relevant and interested organizations and individuals. The award is managed by The Supreme Council of Energy, which reviews and conducts the award assessment and selection based on specific criteria.

The STS-Med, ENPI CBC Med founded projectfocuses on the development and implementation of pioneering technologies to improve energy efficiency in public buildings. The project deploys 4 demonstrative plants in Cyprus, Egypt, Italy and Jordan for a total power of 400 kW. The Jordan plant is a major deliverable of STS-MED project.

The plant is installed on the rooftop of Al-Khawarizmi building at Al-Huson University College. The plant generates electric power, cooling/heating, hot water and distilled water from a single source of energy, the solar energy.