The commissioning of 101 MW PV capacity in Israel, said EDF Renewables, helps the French company in its target of doubling its global renewable energy capacity between 2015 and 2030 up to 50 GW. (Source: EDF Renewables)
- EDF Renewables has grid connected 5 solar power projects in Israel in the Negev Desert
- These projects represent 101 MW in total capacity, out of which it won 4 projects in a mid-2017 tender
- Largest capacity of these 5 projects is the 60 MW Mashabei Sadeh power plant which it acquired in a separate deal when it was on project stage
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EDF Renewables has commissioned a total of 5 solar power plants in Israel representing a combined capacity of 101 MW, and located in Negev Desert region.
Of these 5 projects, the French renewable energy company of the EDF Group won 4 in a mid-2017 tender that will generate electricity for a tariff of €47 ($53.63) per MWh. EDF says this is the ‘lowest-ever tariff agreed in Israel’. The 4 plants are:
- 14 MW Pduyim,
- 13 MW Mefalsim,
- 7 MW Kfar Maimon,
- 7 MW Bitha.
The biggest capacity of all,
- 60 MW Mashabei Sadeh solar plant,
was acquired by the company in the project stage in a separate deal, also in 2017. All the 5 projects use a total of 307,400 solar panels on a land area of 130 hectares.
With these projects online, EDF Renewables now has close to 300 MW of operational solar power capacity with 17 power plants spread across Israel.
EDF Renewables is aiming to double its global renewable energy capacity between 2015 and 2030 up to 50 GW. These Israel projects contribute to this goal, it said.
Earlier in 2018, German EPC company Belectric commissioned a 30 MW PV project in Negev Desert for EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel Ltd. ahead of schedule (see 30 MW PV Project Online In Israel).