Germany-based M+W Group has secured an EPC contract for the construction of what is said to be the largest PV power plant in Israel.
Owned by Enlight Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of privately owned Israeli company Eurocom Group, the 55MWp solar facility will be located near Moshav Ohad, around 100 kilometres south of Tel Aviv, and built in cooperation with M+W’s subsidaries M+W Israel and M+W Solar.
The project will cover a total surface area of 1 million square metres, which will become home to more than 180,000 crystalline PV modules and 60 central inverters. The modules will sit on a single-axis horizontally simulated tracking system which, the company claims, will help to optimise yield while minimising installation and operating costs. The equiupment will be installed over an 18-month period.
The facility will generate around 118,250MWh of electricity every year which will be fed into the country’s high-voltage grid operated by Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) through a newly installed substation.
Once the plant has been brought online, M+W Israel will be responsible for the maintenance of the plant.