Facts & Figures

Per Capita Electricity Consumption

The per capita electricity consumption speaks of the individual contributions to a country’s energy needs. In both countries the access to electricity is 100%. Germany has the 6th highest electricity consumption in the world, while Jordan ranks 74th. This illustrates how much more electricity is consumed at a personal level in Germany in comparison to Jordan.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
1706
kWh
Federal Republic of Germany
6977
kWh

Sources:


Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2019)
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (2019)
CIA World Factbook (2016)

Hours of Sunlight

Solar power is one of the most important renewable energy sources. How much exposure a country experiences tells us how much potential there is to engage in energy production through photovoltaics. In Jordan 1218 MW are generated through photovoltaics, equalling 76% of the operating renewable energy projects (2020). In Germany 49.016 MW are generated through photovoltaics, equalling only 19% of the operating renewable energy projects (2019).

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
3110
Average hours of sunlight per year
Amman
Federal Republic of Germany
1588
Average hours of sunlight per year
Berlin

Sources:

UN Data, World Meteorological Organization
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2018)
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (2018)

Share of Renewable Energy

The current share of renewable energies in the energy mix tells us how far along a country is already with the energy transition. In Germany 52% of the installed generating capacity for electricity is in renewable energy sources, which is the 4th highest share worldwide. In Jordan 27% of the installed generating capacity for electricity is in renewable energy sources.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2021)
20 %
% of the contribution of renewable energy to electricity generation
Federal Republic of Germany
39.9 %
% of the contribution of renewable energy to electricity generation

Sources:

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2021)
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (2019)
CIA The World Factbook (2017)

Population

Both countries play crucial roles in their respective regions. Not least due to its geographic location, Jordan functions as a hub for the Maghreb and Mashreq regions. Germany, located in the very heart of Europe, is the most populous country in the European Union.

Jordan
11
million
Germany
81
million

Source:

CIA World Factbook (2020)

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