Largest PV stations in Israel

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in Israel.

(Updated 22 July 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in Israel

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

Zmorot Solar Power Plant

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Negev

50

 

60 ha

2016

 

EDF Renewables

Ketura Sun

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Kibbutz Ketura

4.95

 

20 acres

2011

 

Arava Power Company

Ramat Hovav solar field

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Ne'ot Hovav

37.5

   

2014

 

Energix Renewable Energies

Ashalim Power Station

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Negev

121

320

 

2019

 

Brightsource, Alstom

Solar power in Israel

Solar energy was first used in the 1950s when Levi Yissar created a solar water heater to relieve the country's energy difficulties. The power and abundance of the sun's rays as well as its geographic latitude placement on the 30th parallel north, where yearly solar irradiance is 2000 kilowatt-hour per m2, made solar energy more useful. Secondly, oil is deficient in Israel, and the country's disputes with its neighbors have made finding a reliable energy supply a national priority. In Israel, solar technology has progressed so much that it is nearly cost-competitive with fossil fuels.   The Negev Desert's high yearly solar incidence has fostered an internationally recognized solar research and development industry. A feed-in tariff plan was permitted by the end of 2008, resulting in the development of many domestic and commercial solar energy power stations. Its goal is to generate 10 percent of Israel's energy by 2020 from clean resources.

Power Station of Ashalim

The Ashalim solar station is located in Israel's Negev desert, close to the Ashalim kibbutz. It is divided into 3 plots, each with different technology. The station uses three different types of energy: photovoltaic, solar thermal, and natural gas.

The Plot A of Ashalim (Negev Energy) is a 121 Megawatt parabolic trough unit with a thermal energy storage capacity of 4.5 hours.

A solar power tower can be found on Ashalim Plot B (Megalim). It has a 121 megawatt installed capacity. Fifty thousand six hundred computer-operated heliostats focusing sufficient energy to facilitate one-twenty thousand households.  The venture was a collaboration between Brightsource and Alstom and began producing electricity in 2019. It produces 320 Gigawatt hours of energy annually.

Plot C of Ashalim is a 30 megawatt PV plant and it was commissioned a year earlier than CSP plants in 2018.

Ramat Solar Park

 the largest photovoltaic power plant in Israel was built in December 2014 at  Ramat Hovav, over a risky dumpsite. Energix Renewable Energies owns this 37.5 Megawatt project, which was built by Belectric utilizing CdTe photovoltaic modules based on thin-film technology made by US business First Solar, rendering it the state's leading PV power plant as well as one of its kind in the Middle East.

Ketura Sun Power Plant

 The first commercial solar field of Israel is located in Ketura Sun. Arava Power Company built it on Kibbutz Ketura in early 2011. Ketura Sun is a 20-acre (8.09-hectare) solar farm that will generate 4.95 megawatts of green energy. The field is made up of eighteen thousand five hundred Suntech solar panels that will generate around nine million kilowatt-hours of power each year. In the next 20 years, this particular field will prevent the generation of carbon dioxide equals 125,000 metric tons.

 

 

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