On July 25th 2017, US Ambassador Delawie and USAID Mission Director Hope visited the Jaha Solar Factory. Jaha Solar is the first factory in Kosovo to produce and export solar products such as photovoltaic panels.
Jaha Solar was founded in 2016 by Fadil Hoxha, as a subsidiary of Jaha Group. EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete has partnered with Jaha Solar in several initiatives. One of the latest initiatives is the Solar Roofs Pilot Project. The activity aims to promote solar panel installations and incentivizes the use of renewable energy resources as part of a wider “clean and green energy” effort.
EMPOWER Private Sector has also supported Jaha Solar to obtain necessary product quality certifications for its photovoltaic solar panels. Once the company obtains the certificates, it will be able to expand its production capacities and increase exports to international markets. Jaha Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in Kosovo, having created 37 jobs since its establishment last year.