The King considers solar cells for the Palace.

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The Royal couple is on a tour in Jordan, among other things to promote Norwegian photovoltaic technology. They are even considering installing full solar panels on the roof of the Palace.

The Norwegian state visit to Jordan started on Monday, and with the result, the royal couple has several of Norway’s foremost experts and companies in solar cell technology. During the tour, they will discuss business opportunities with partners in Jordan, a country that wants to increase its commitment to renewable energy.

The royal couple have long considered doing the same as the Swedish King, who has installed 1,000 square meters of solar panels on the roof of the palace in Stockholm to supply it with electricity.

In the summer of 2018, a smaller test facility was installed on the roof of the Palace in Oslo, and now the trial project is being evaluated to see if it will be expanded.

– “We need to make investigations based on the experience we did during the trial period. It will probably take some time before we conclude this,” says communications manager Guri Varpe at the castle to NTB.

The pilot project continues during the evaluation.

Jordan’s state visit will last until Wednesday. The first point of the program is the official welcome ceremony in the capital Amman on Monday morning, where the Norwegian royal couple is welcomed by King Abdullah and Queen Rania.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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