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Israel’s 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender reportedly at risk

Financial newspaper Globes has reported the tender, launched only three weeks ago, is being opposed by the country’s Land Authority, which claims the project could interfere with sand-mining near Dimona.

Israel launches 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender

The government wants a 300 MW solar plant linked to large scale storage in the Negev desert. Construction is planned for late 2021 and completion in 2023.

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Israel’s largest solar park comes online

The clean energy arm of Israeli conglomerate Shikun & Binui will own the 120 MW plant near the village of Zeélim.

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Israel lauded for ditching coal – for gas

The Middle Eastern state has been praised for joining the global anti coal movement, but its plan to switch to natural gas is more a victory for pragmatism than the environmental or renewables cause.

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GCL-Poly Energy offers $110m loan to subsidiary

China’s GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has agreed to lend US$110 million to GNE Development, a wholly owned unit of the group.

Israel issues 1.6 GW scheme for rooftop solar

The scheme, set to be implemented over the next three years, includes net metering, FITs for small-scale solar, and a series of tenders.

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All metrics point upwards as SolarEdge posts strong 2017 financials

The Israel-headquartered producer of power optimizers and inverters enjoyed a record year in 2017, increasing revenue by 24% to US$607 million and shipping more than 2.5 GW of inverters worldwide.

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JA Solar supplies mono PERC modules to 35 MW Israeli PV plant

The Ashalim solar park is a 250 MW project that will combine concentrated solar power and photovoltaics once completed. JA Solar is sole supplier of the PV modules.

Israel to reintroduce FITs for rooftop PV up to 50 kW

A new scheme aimed at supporting all rooftop PV segments is expected to be launched soon by the government. The new mechanism includes net metering, although with an additional grid fee covering storage costs, and FITs for small-scale solar. The government is also planning new auctions for rooftop solar geared towards new models of entrepreneurship.

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Israel: 120 MW solar plant to be constructed by Belectric Isreal and Solel Boneh

Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel conglomerate Shikun and Binui will own the plant, which will be located near the village of Zeélim.

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