Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Alternative Energy Israel: $250m Solar Power Station

Dome of the Rock (Al-Quds) Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel

Israel's National Infrastructure Ministry is planning a US $250 million solar power station in Negev with an initial supply to 0.1 gigawatts, with later expansion to 0.5 gigawatts. The cabinet has decided to produce 2 percent of Israel's electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of 2005.

Haaretz Article on Israeli Solar Power Station


Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

100 MW.  $250 million.  $2500/kw.  That's not even competitive with nuclear; it better get some economies of scale on the way up to 500 MW, or the concept isn't going to go very far.

6:12 am, November 12, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that $ per W was mentioned since the current largest solar plant, in germany, paid $5 per watt. Israel is getting a deal.

12:48 pm, August 17, 2005  

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