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Solarizing Israel’s Highways: Doral Energy to Construct Photovoltaic Power Plants on Netivei Israel Land

ByEditor

Feb 11, 2024
Conversion of Israeli Road Junctions into Solar Power Plants

The Ministry of Transport has announced that Doral Energy company has been selected as the winner of the tender for the construction of photovoltaic power plants on highway interchanges under the responsibility of Netivei Israel, a state-owned company. According to a study, Netivei Israel owns more than 5,000 dunams of land that cannot be used for commercial purposes due to lack of access. To address this issue, it was decided to utilize these areas for the construction of solar power plants. The first stage will involve equipping 13 junctions with photovoltaic elements, producing 85 megawatts of electricity. The selected junctions include Beit Kama, Gedera, Yagur, Neot Hovav, Sara, Rahat, HaZeitim, Adumim, Shimshon, Shaar HaGai, Dror, Raanana Darom and Jaljulia. Doral Energy will receive a license to build and maintain these power plants for 25 years. Notably, 14 years ago Netivei Israel considered using wind turbines to generate electricity using road infrastructure but this idea wasn’t implemented.

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