16 Feb '15, 4pm

6,000 mosques to go solar in Jordan

We've already heard about a solar-powered mosque in Turkey and a wind-powered one in Germany . Now, according to reports on a website called Eden Keeper, the government of Jordan is putting its weight behind a plan to solarize the country's 6,000 mosques . Billed as a cooperation between Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and its Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the project will initially see some 120 mosques receive funding for solar power systems, with installation starting this year, but the eventual plan is apparently to install solar on all of Jordan's mosques. There are many reasons why this is very, very cool. Just like when a church goes solar , or when the World Council of Churches divests from fossil fuels , the immense symbolism and cultural influence of religious authorities can be used to set the tone for how we think about energy and the ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/6000-mosques-g...

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