The systems range in size from 15 to 50 kilowatts (kW) and, according to German photovoltaic module supplier, aleo solar AG, cover 70 percent of the roofs in the settlement. Solenergy acts as aleos Israeli solar partner.
A spokesperson for aleo additionally tells pv magazine that more than 2,500 photovoltaic modules were delivered to the project, worth 580 kW. It was commissioned by SolEnergy, Moshav Gan Hasomron.
Benefitting from the countrys generous feed-in tariffs, the residents of Ram-On will feed the solar power generated into Israels grid. In a statement issued by aleo, it said, "Operators of small plants (less than 15 kW) receive 0.38 per kilowatt hour over 20 years operators of large plants (more than 15 kW) receive 0.30 per kilowatt hour over 20 years."
It added, "Israel offers extremely good framework conditions as a location for photovoltaic plants: 1,750 kilowatt hours can be produced per kilowatt nominal output each year."
Aleo says that its turnover tripled from 2010 to 2011 in Israel, having sold photovoltaic modules worth 1.2 megawatts (MW) last year. It adds that in 2012, it will continue to strengthen its position in the country.
The company declined to provide specific information, however the spokesperson did say, "2012 will be a crucial year for the photovoltaic industry in Israel. However, aleo solar focuses on continuity and wants to maintain the good results of the past year.
"Since aleo solar sees itself as a partner to its specialist dealers, first-class services also form a part of aleo solars strategic orientation. Thanks to the direct sales to installers and aleo solars systematic internationalization, aleo solar is well equipped to cope with these challenging developments."