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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Israel building 5th largest solar power station on the planet

Israel is planning to start construction in 2014 on what would be the fifth largest solar power plant in the world (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
The $1.1 billion solar plant will be able to generate 121 megawatts of electricity by the time it's finished in 2016. That's enough juice to power 40,000 homes, and it's only part of the 250 megawatts that all three solar plants will generate. That's about 2.5% of Israel's energy consumption, according to Inhabitat. The project will also contribute to the nation's plan to generate 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The station works by setting up heliostat mirrors that bounce sun rays toward solar power towers. The towers transform those rays into steam, which then powers turbines to make electricity.
Construction of the plants will be a joint venture teaming American company Brightsource with the French firm Alstom. Brightsource already has experience in building large solar stations. Its biggest project is the Ivanpah solar facility in California's Mojave desert.
Brightsource declined to answer questions about its Israel venture, and Alstom did not immediately respond for comment.
 And you thought Brightsource (which was originally an Israeli company) had gone bankrupt.... Hmmm....

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At 11:16 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Please spread the word on this so that SoCal BDStards can unplug from the grid and save themselves the use of dirty Jewish electricity.

At 2:07 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

"which was originally an Israeli company"??

Aren't they still?

BrightSource Industries Israel (formerly Luz2) | LinkedIn
11 Kiryat Mada St., Amot bldg #6, P.O. Box 45220, Har Hotzvim Jerusalem, 91450 Israel

Company Size
201-500 employees

At 5:27 AM, Blogger debbie said...

Is 10% significant or a drop in the bucket?


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