German firm, BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH, announced the completion of Israel’s largest solar project in partnership with Israel-based construction and civil engineering company Solel Boneh. With an installed capacity of 120 MWp the solar plant will produce more than 220 gigawatt hours of green electricity per year.
The Zeélim solar plant, which is owned by Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd., which is the renewable arm of Israel’s biggest infrastructure and real estate group Shikun & Binui, reached commercial operation mid-October.
The solar plant was constructed by the Israeli subsidiary BELECTRIC Israel through an integrated EPC Joint Venture with the EPC Division of Solel Boneh, the oldest, and one of the largest construction and civil engineering companies in Israel.
Through the integrated EPC Joint Venture, BELECTRIC has provided a turnkey system for the large-scale PV plant, which was built near the village of Zeélim, and it has been appointed as a service provider for the operation and maintenance of the utility scale PV plant.
The long-term service contract includes remote power plant monitoring, regular inspections and on-site support in the event of a fault. During the first operation years, the O&M contract will be subcontracted to the owner, Shikun & Binui.
BELECTRIC reports that except for Zeélim solar plant, BELECTRIC has already realized 24 solar projects in Israel with a total capacity of roughly 270 MW since 2013, and that it currently manages a portfolio of approx. 1.7 GWp of installed utility scale PV solar plants and battery storage systems worldwide.
Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH said:
“As Israel’s largest solar plant, this project marks an important step to help reach the government target to generate ten percent of its electricity by renewable sources. 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.”
Anna Velikansky, Managing Director of BELECTRIC Israel Ltd. added:
“After the successful execution of the construction and commissioning phase we are now looking forward to operating the Zeélim solar plant. I would like to thank the owner, Shikun & Binui, for their trust in our PV products and services.”
Source: Press Release by BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. Photo credit: © BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH.