Three years after Israel first announced plans for an enormous solar power station, the project is progressing nicely. The 121 MW Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station is under construction in the sunny Negev desert, and currently ranks as Israel’s largest renewable energy project to date. When it begins operating sometime [...]
Israel, a sunny country along the Mediterranean Sea, is a perfect place for solar power. Even so, solar power supplies only a small percentage of the country's energy needs. But that situation is beginning to change. A giant solar tower In 2018, Israel's small solar industry will take a [...]
In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates. Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a [...]
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., [...]
The tower, being built by Israel-based Megalim Solar Power, whose shareholders include General Electric, will be taller than other solar towers, enabling it to generate up to 121 megawatts of power. Due to be completed late next year at a cost of 3 billion shekels ($773 million), the facility will [...]
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.
Two Giant Israeli Concentrated Solar Power Plants Will Soon Provide Nearly 2 Percent Of The Country’s Electricity
On Sunday, Israel inked a $1 billion deal to build what will become the second 121-megawatt concentrated solar power plant under construction on a swath of country’s southern Negev desert.