Gallery: Israel Announces Plans for 121 MW Solar Power Station in the N...

 

Israel is blessed with abundant sunshine and has long been a pioneer in solar energy. With construction starting in early 2014 on a 121 Megawatt solar power station, the country will be taking a big step in achieving its goal of producing 10 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The Ashalim power plant will be located in the Negev desert near Kibbutz Ashalim south of the city of Be’er Sheva, and when it’s completed in 2016 it will be the biggest solar power station in Israel with enough capacity to power 40,000 homes. The new solar station is being developed by Megalim Solar Power — a joint venture between U.S.-based solar power company Brightsource Energy and French power and transport company Alstom.

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  1. Couchsurfingcook October 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Saw Ivanpaugh facility by air when leaving Las Vegas last week. One of the three towers was lit just as in this photo. We need much more of this!

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