A new solar power plant with nearly five times more capacity than Israel’s current largest solar array will be built in the north of the country with construction expected to begin as early as the first half of next year, according to draft proposal documents from the Ministry of Energy that were obtained by Calcalist.
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The ministry has shared the draft documents, which proposes the construction of a 250-megawatt solar farm and for two other power plants, with other Israeli government ministers, completing one of the last procedural requirements before the plan’s approval is finalized.
With a capacity of 250 megawatts, the new photovoltaic plant would provide 2% of Israel’s current electricity output. The plan also includes a 70-megawatt solar plant that will be located in a different part of northern Israel and a 450-megawatt …