The concentrated solar power plant will contribute significantly to Israel’s target of making 10% of the country’s electricity supply renewable by 2020, and 17% by 2030, according to Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. The largest renewable energy project in Israel, a vast concentrating solar thermal power plant near Ashalim in [...]
The Ashalim concentrated solar power and thermal electric power plant in Israel’s Negev Desert is up and running. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with more than 50,000 computer-controlled heliostats or mirrors, which can track the sun in two dimensions and reflect the sunlight onto a boiler placed on top of [...]
Israel‘s climate is ideal for concentrated solar power generation. It‘s almost exclusively sunny and it‘s warm enough to take advantage of solar thermal as well as solar photovoltaic power, but the country has been slow to move away from fossil fuels, particularly natural gas. That is starting to change with [...]
The solar receiver weighting thousands tons is recently set on top of the 240m collecting tower of 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station in Israel’s Negev desert. Difficulties of construction is previously addressed and now the success of setting the heavy receiver becomes a milestone of the project [...]
Workers have been busy installing the mirrors around Ashalim concentrated solar power plant in Negev desert, Israel
It's a busy place these days in Israel’s Negev Desert, where the Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station - the world's tallest - continues to take shape. Thanks to the efforts of 1,000-plus construction workers, the solar field is now 70% complete. Israel is hoping to shine a beacon on the importance [...]
In the middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy. Once completed in late 2017, the Ashalim Tower will rise to 240 metres (787 feet), taller than Paris's Montparnasse Tower and London's Gherkin, according [...]
Construction is set to begin this month on the world’s tallest solar tower—a 787-ft-high structure in Israel’s Negev desert that will supply 1% of the country’s power. Surrounded by 50,600 sun-tracking heliostats over 3.15 square kilometers, the tower will provide 121 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) at the Ashalim [...]
Noy Fund & TSK Group To Replace Abengoa in Shikun & Binui’s Ashalim Concentrated Solar Power Plant Project
Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA), a global construction and infrastructure company headquartered in Israel, today announced that it has signed an agreement under which the Noy Fund and the TSK Group will replace Abengoa for the building of the NIS 4B Ashalim thermo-solar power plant in Israel. Shikun & [...]
The Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station located in Israel's Negev Desert features BrightSource Energy's concentrated solar power technology. The 121 megawatt facility is being constructed by Megalim Solar Power Ltd., a Build, Operate, Transfer (B.O.T.) concession company owned by NOY Fund, BrightSource Energy and General Electric (GE). BrightSource Energy, Inc., [...]
Saft’s Tadiran Batteries to Power BrightSource’s Innovative Solar Field Technology for Concentrated Solar Power
Multi-million euro contract to supply more than 50,000 rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs to power BrightSource’s heliostats and optical concentrating devices for 121 MW Ashalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel. Tadiran Batteries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saft Group and a leader in the development of lithium batteries for [...]
The 110-megawatt Concentrated Solar Power plant, the first of its kind in Israel, will produce thermo-solar electricity using the parabolic trough method.
Abengoa and Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy close project financing for Ashalim, a 110 MW concentrated solar power plant in Israel
Ashalim will be the largest concentrated solar thermal power plant in Israel.