Belectric and Solel Boneh complete Israel’s self-styled largest solar plant

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Israel’s largest solar plant owned by Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy. Credit: Belectric

Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy, an arm of Israel-based infrastructure and real estate group Shikun & Binui, has completed Israel’s reportedly largest solar project, standing at 120MW capacity near the village of Zeélim.

An EPC joint venture between German company Belectric and Israeli construction and civil engineering firm Solel Boneh brought the plant into commercial operation in mid-October. The JV will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services, with the O&M contract subcontracted to owner Shikun & Binui during the project's first years of operation. 

“As Israel’s largest solar plant, this project marks an important step to help reach the government target to generate 10% of its electricity by renewable sources,” said Ingo Alphéus, CEO of Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH. “We are particularly proud to have completed this large-scale project not only on time and quality but also in accordance with our high European health and safety standards.”

Before this project and since 2013, Belectric had already built 24 PV projects in Israel with a total capacity of around 270MW.

In October 2018, EDF Renewables commissioned five solar PV projects in Israel with a combined capacity of 101MW, including four projects with what was said to be the lowest-ever tariff agreed in the Middle Eastern country.

Read Next

November 24, 2021
Israel and Jordan are set to swap solar power for desalinated water after the two countries signed a declaration of intent earlier this week.
November 22, 2021
German energy company RWE is selling solar EPC and O&M service provider Belectric to Czech utility CEZ, Germany's federal competition authority has revealed.
November 15, 2021
German energy major RWE has entered into a transaction related to the divestment of parts of solar EPC service provider Belectric.
October 19, 2021
Shortlisted bids in Saudi Arabia’s latest solar tender have jumped significantly on the lowest price recorded in the country’s previous renewables programme, reflecting the hikes in PV equipment costs in recent months.
September 29, 2021
Island Green Power is to develop two solar PV projects totaling over 1GW on former coal power station sites in the UK.
September 28, 2021
Investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has acquired a 350MW solar-plus-storage site expected to be the largest single site PV install in the UK once completed.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021
Solar Media Events
February 1, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
February 23, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
March 23, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA
Solar Media Events
March 29, 2022
Lisbon, Portugal