121 MW Ashalim thermal solar project
Located in the Negev Desert, the Ashalim thermo-solar power plant is an environmentally friendly renewable energy project that serves as an important milestone in promoting Israel’s national target of generating 10% of its power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
At approximately 390 hectare, Negev Energy’s thermo-solar power plant is Israel’s largest renewable energy project. With the output sold directly to Israel Electric Corporation, the state-of-the-art 121 MW facility will provide clean, renewable energy to over 60,000 households. At full capacity, the plant will help reduce ~245,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of taking 50,000 vehicles off the road.
The Ashalim 121 MW state of the art thermo solar plant is based on parabolic through technology. The plant is leveraged by one of the largest molten salt storage systems in the world which enables it to store and provide additional 4.5 hours in full capacity of clean energy each day even after sunset or during cloudy sky, allowing 11 hours (yearly average) of daily operation.
Ener-t participated in the 121MW Ashalim thermal solar project -- Israel's largest renewable energy project with 4.5 hours of energy storage using parabolic trough technology in the Negev Desert.