Ashalim wins Israeli solar power tender

The Ashalim Sun PV consortium won a tender to build and operate a 30 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Ashalim, in Israel's southern Negev desert.

Ashalim Sun is a 50-50 joint venture between Clal Sun and SunEdison, which is the solar project development unit of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.

The solar power plant, which will begin to operate in the first half of 2015, will be one of the largest of its kind in the world, the ministry said. This plant will be built besides two thermal solar plants in Ashalim, which will each provide 110 MW of power.

Together, the three plants will account for 2 per cent of Israel's electricity generation and represent a milestone on the way to Israel achieving its goal of 10 percent of electricity production from renewable resources by 2020.

Ashalim Sun will operate the plant for 27 years, after which the government will take ownership.

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