Israel :Largest Solar Energy Project Launched

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A private Israeli company on Tuesday inaugurated the largest-ever solar project in the country, Israeli financial daily Globes reported.

Located in the Negev desert, the Ashalim solar energy project is the size of a small town and is currently producing enough energy to power an estimated 70,000 households, according to the report.

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Shikun u’Binui Holdings Ltd. chief shareholder Naty Saidoff announced the start of Ashalim’s commercial operations at ceremony attended by Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.

“Since I assumed office, I have used every possible means to increase the scope of renewable energy production, and by doing so, I expect to meet the government goal of 10% by the end of 2020,” said Steinitz. “The breakthrough in this field enables us, in addition to stopping the use of coal, to significantly promote the 2030 renewability goal,” he added.

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