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China’s  ET Solar is to begin work building a 40MW solar power plant in Israel.

The plant will be located in Kibbutz Ketura, using 600,000 square meters of desert land to produce 70GWh of clean energy a year.

ET Solar’s subsidiary, ET Solutions, will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the solar power plant.

ET Solar will be responsible for maintenance, and Israeli large-scale solar developer, Arava Power, will oversee the plant’s operation.

Construction is also being carried out by local partners, solar installer, G-Systems and electrical contractor, Elmor.

The plant is to be jointly owned by Arava Power and utility, EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel.

“This project is our largest solar power plant in the Middle East up to now, it is also an important demonstration of our comprehensive solar energy solutions to effectively deliver clean, affordable and reliable solar energy in local market,” said Dennis She, CEO of ET Solar.