The project is jointly owned by Arava Power, a pioneering developer of large scale solar installations in Israel, and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel ("EDF-EN"), one of the world's leading electric utility companies.
Located in Kibbutz Ketura, approximately 45 km north of Eilat, the project is built in a desert land of 600,000 square meters. This new solar power facility is expected to generate over 70,000 megawatt hours of clean and renewable energy each year.
ET Solar provides project management, electrical design and plant layout, purchasing, quality control, construction supervision and commissioning services to this solar power plant. Furthermore, ET Solar will also serve as the maintenance service provider, and Arava Power will offer the operation services.
"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," Dennis She, President and CEO of ET Solar, commented. "We are delighted to extend and deepen our collaboration with EDF-EN and Arava Power, to make this utility-scale project a reality after completing a 7.8 MWp solar power plant in Israel early this year."
About ET Solar
ET Solar is a leading smart energy solutions provider. With innovative solar technologies and tailored finance solutions, ET Solar provides professional one-stop solutions throughout the entire solar power plant lifecycle that includes development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, and operations and maintenance. To learn more about ET Solar and ET Solutions AG, please visit http://www.etsolar.com and www.etsolutions.de.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a leader in the production of renewable energy. The company develops, installs and operates green electricity power plants, mainly in Europe and North America, primarily for its own owner-operator account and for third parties. For more details, please visit http://www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com.
About Arava Power
Arava Power is amongst the leading solar energy companies in Israel and pioneer in solar fields. It was the first solar energy company to launch a ground-based solar field in Israel, Ketura Sun, in 2011. In April 2014 Arava Power launched 6 additional solar fields in the Negev and Arava that together will produce 36 MW of clean electricity. The commencement of construction of Ketura Solar, in Kibbutz Ketura, which will produce 40 MW, is the first of numerous large fields APC is developing in the Negev region. For details, please visit: http://www.aravapower.com.
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