PV power plants in Israel advancing

2/19/18, 11:01 AM -

The solar market in Israel is speeding up. Recently a 30 MW installation started operation and Belectric will build a 120 MW PV plant this year.

The new 30 MW PV plant in Ashalim is part of a utility-scale solar project with 250 MW, combining solar thermal and photovoltaic energy.
The new 30 MW PV plant in Ashalim is part of a utility-scale solar project with 250 MW, combining solar thermal and photovoltaic energy.

Recenly the Ashalim PV plant located in the Israeli Negev Desert was officially inaugurated. Belectric has built this PV plant with 30 MW installed capacity as EPC provider on behalf of EDF EN Israel Ltd. and the Israeli renewable energy project developer Clal Sun Ltd. The PV plant was connected to the grid in December 2017 ahead of schedule.

“Israel is one of our key markets”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of Belectric Solar & Battery. “We were delighted to have been selected as EPC partner for this important project.”

250 MW hybrid PV-solarthermal plant

The new PV plant is part of a utility-scale solar project combining solar thermal and photovoltaic energy. Upon full completion, the renewable power station will be providing 250 MW of electricity – around two percent of Israel’s consumption.

“We are proud to contribute to the large scale solar project Ashalim. It marks an important step to provide clean and grid-friendly electricity to Israel and help the country to reach their ambitious renewables energy targets”,  adds Guy Shahar, Managing Director of Belectric Israel.

17 projects with 200 MW realised - 120 MW plant near Zeélim 

Since 2013 Belectric has realised 17 solar projects in Israel with a total capacity of around 200 MW. This year the company is building a PV plant with a capacity of 120 MW near the Kibbutz of Zeélim in corporation with Solel Boneh. Commissioning of this plant is anticipated in 2019. (HCN)

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