Eilat-Eilot to kick off 50-MW solar tender in Israel
Sep 9, 2014 - The Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative in Israel said yesterday next month it would launch a tender for the construction and operation of a 50-MW solar park in southern Israel.
The tender will be for the Timna solar park and will be published on October 19, the renewable energy development organisation said. The auction will be open only to photovoltaic (PV) tracker solar systems, with the cost of the bid to cover only the purchase of the 247-acre (100-ha) plot for building the facility.
Each of the participants will have to file a detailed technology proposal with the Israeli National Planning Committee. The winner will get a fixed price per kWh set by the government of Israel.
The Timna solar farm will be installed near the former Timna Mines near Eilat city. The allocation of land and the project itself have already received the green light by the Israeli Land Authority, Eilat-Eilot noted.
Israel’s Arava and Eilat regions have an installed solar power capacity of 65 MW.
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