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Israel to build energy communities in villages destroyed by Hamas

Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure says it is currently developing a multi-year program for communities attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7. It aims to deploy 5 GW of energy in the destroyed areas, once residents return.


New research claims PV outperforms afforestation in combating climate change

Scientists from Israel have calculated how long it would take for PV plants and afforestation projects to offset their warming impacts caused by the darkening of land. The results showed that in drylands, PV fields could be over 50 times more efficient than afforestation.


Israel to use solar fences to protect villages

Against the backdrop of its war with Hamas, Israel has started allowing villages to install solar fences to improve protection for residents.

Israel’s Teralight to buy 16.5 MW rooftop PV portfolio

Israeli developer Teralight says it is buying 16.5 MW of solar projects for ILS 25 million ($6.4 million) from gas supplier Electra Power. It expects to generate ILS 320 million of income over the lifetime of the projects.

Israel temporarily waives 600 KWh energy storage permits due to war

The Israeli planning regulator says that some storage facilities will not need permit approvals over the next 18 months.

Israeli regulator approves regulatory framework for storage

Israel’s planning administration has approved the terms for deploying up to 16 MWh of storage facilities. The government said that due to the Gaza conflict, storage has become ever more important for emergencies.


Is the EuroAsia Interconnector still alive?

A number of developments taken place in the last weeks have raised questions whether the EuroAsia Interconnector project, aiming to link the countries of Greece, Cyprus and Israel with a subsea cable of 2 GW capacity, is still alive.

Israeli gas supplier Electra Power exits PV business

Electra Power, an Israeli energy supplier, is now in negotiations to sell its PV operations for up to $7.88 million. Last year, it reported an operational capacity of 4.7 MW and a project backlog of 25 MW.

Israel launches tender for 100 MW solar project

Israel has kicked off a tender for a new 100 MW solar project. The array will be constructed in Ashalim alongside four other PV installations and concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. The selected developer is expected to complete construction by 2027.


Teralight complete Israel’s largest floating PV project

Teralight has completed Israel’s largest floating PV project, deploying 31 MW of capacity on two water reservoirs in the northern part of the country, at an estimated project cost of $33.8 million.


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