February 27, 2024 11:07 am
Conversion of Israeli Road Junctions into Solar Power Plants

The Ministry of Transport has recently announced the winner of a tender for the construction of photovoltaic power plants on highway interchanges under the responsibility of state-owned Netivei Israel. A study revealed that Netivei Israel owns more than 5,000 dunams of land that cannot be used for commercial purposes due to lack of access. The decision was made to utilize these areas for the construction of solar power plants, with the first stage involving equipping 13 junctions with photovoltaic elements and 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 the power plants for 25 years. It’s worth noting that 14 years ago, Netivei Israel (then called MAAC) had considered using wind turbines to generate electricity using road infrastructure but this idea wasn’t implemented.

A portfolio website is another topic that comes up in this article but it is not clear how it relates to the construction project or how it ties into the discussion about renewable energy sources.

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