Israel Floats 31MW Solar Field Above Reservoirs
- Discover how Teralight, Synergy, and the Hof HaCarmel Water Association are spearheading a 31 MW floating solar energy field in Kibbutz Maayan Zvi, Israel. The project is part of a policy to protect waterways and reservoirs, utilizing Xfloat's advanced solar tracking technology. Learn more about the government ministries, localities, and experts involved in this landmark project!
Teralight, Synergy and the Hof HaCarmel Water Association have launched a large-scale floating solar energy field in Israel. The field, located above the Kibbutz Maayan Zvi reservoirs, has a capacity of 31 MW. To incorporate advanced solar tracking technology, the project has partnered with Israeli firm Xfloat. The project is part of a policy developed by Carmel Coast Regional Council to cover waterways and reservoirs. It was executed in partnership with government ministries, green bodies, ornithology and nature experts, and the localities that own the land. The project is expected to provide green electricity for the households in the Carmel Coast settlements.
What Is the Impact of the 31 MW Floating Solar Energy Field in Israel?
- The floating solar energy field is expected to cut down up to 880 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
- The project is also expected to create a more efficient energy use and reduce the need to build land-based power plants.
- The project was approved by the country’s Energy Ministry and is expected to generate enough energy to power more than 10,000 households.
- The project was implemented in a way that prioritizes the conservation of nature and protects the aquatic environment.
- The tracking system used in the project will allow the solar panels to adjust position according to the sun’s movement, increasing the amount of energy generated by 6%.
- The project is expected to create jobs throughout its construction and operation, as well as renewable energy research.