Israel Releases Tender For 100 MW Solar Photovoltaic Project In Ashlim

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The inter-ministerial tender committee for solar energy projects has released tender documents for the construction of a 100 MW solar power station using photovoltaic technology near the Ashlim settlement. This project will be developed in collaboration with the private sector under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) method for financing, planning, construction, and operation. The concessionaire who wins the tender will be responsible for these aspects for 25 years before transferring the power station back to the state.


The initiative aligns with the government’s goal of achieving 30% electricity production from renewable sources of the total electricity consumption by 2030 and reducing emissions in Israel. This objective is in accordance with Government Resolution No. 465 from October 2020, which calls for the establishment of additional production capacity from renewable energy sources. Nine teams that met the initial selection criteria will compete in the tender.

This project is part of a series of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects aimed at establishing renewable energy power plants, which are being promoted by the Accountant General in collaboration with inter-ministerial teams. These projects include two thermo-solar and two photovoltaic power plants that already supply over 300 MW to the electricity grid. The addition of the PV3 project, along with the five projects in the Ashlim area, is expected to provide over 400 MW of renewable energy to the grid, contributing to the national goals for renewable energy production.

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The tender was issued by the inter-ministerial tender committee for solar energy projects, comprising the ministries of finance, energy and infrastructure, the electricity authority, and the state-owned company Inbal. Mr. Amit Marzaei, manager of the infrastructure and PPP projects unit in the accountant general’s department, is heading the committee.

Kobi Blitstein, Director General of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, emphasized that the new solar power plant near Ashlim brings Israel closer to achieving its goals of renewable energy production and reducing emissions from conventional power plants. He highlighted ongoing efforts to remove barriers and expand the electricity network for increased renewable energy adoption across the country.

Yehli Rotenberg, Accountant General, emphasized the importance of promoting solar energy projects to meet the government’s goals for renewable energy. He praised the announcement of the tender as a step toward achieving these objectives, with the intention to continue developing renewable energy projects in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and the Electricity Authority.

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Amir Shavit, Chairman of the Electricity Authority, celebrated the anticipated commercial operation of the facility in the first quarter of 2027, marking a significant milestone in promoting electricity generation from renewable and green sources. He expressed satisfaction with the interest from local and international market players and affirmed the Electricity Authority’s commitment to fostering clean electricity generation facilities in line with government goals.

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