EDF Renewables in Israel is announcing the commissioning of five solar photovoltaic facilities with installed capacity totalling 101 MWp. These new solar facilities contribute to meeting the objectives of EDF’s CAP 2030 plan which aims at doubling its worldwide renewable energy capacity between 2015 and 2030 up to 50 GW.
Pduyim (14 MWp) solar power plant
The five solar power plants – Mashabei Sadeh (60 MWp), Pduyim (14 MWp), Mefalsim (13 MWp), Kfar Maimon (7 MWp) and Bitha (7 MWp) – are located in the Negev Desert. Their approximately 307,400 panels spread over close to 130 hectares.
Over the five photovoltaic facilities, four were won in a mid-2017 tender and generate electricity at €47 per MWh, the lowest-ever tariff agreed in Israel. The Group acquired the Mashabei Sadeh solar power plant at the project stage in a separate deal during 2017.
EDF Renewables now operates 17 solar power plants with nearly 300 MWp in total capacity across Israel.
Bruno Bensasson, EDF Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables, said: “The commissioning of these photovoltaic power plants reinforces EDF Renewables’ leading position in Israel, where we already have over 25% of the installed capacity from renewable energy sources.
Through its CAP 2030 strategy in France and globally, EDF is delighted to contribute here to the fight against Climate change in Israel, with strong ambitions in solar, storage, and wind power.”
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About EDF Renewables (previously EDF Energies Nouvelles)
EDF Renewables is a leading international player in renewable energies, with gross installed capacity of 14.2 GW worldwide. Its development is mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic power. EDF Renewables operates mostly in Europe and North America but is continuing to grow by moving into promising emerging regions such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. The company has strong positions in offshore wind power, but also in other areas of the renewable energies industry such distributed energy and energy storage. EDF Renewables develops, builds, operates and maintains renewable energies projects, both for itself and for third parties. Most of its international subsidiaries bear the EDF Renewables brand. EDF Renewables is the EDF Group subsidiary specialising in developing solar and wind power.
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