First Beduin solar field approved by Interior Ministry

12.09.2011                      13.Elul, 5771

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First Beduin solar field approved by Interior Ministry

‘New photovoltaic field will offer improved economic opportunities to Beduin population.’

The Interior Ministry’s Southern Regional Planning and Building Committee approved for the first time on Sunday morning a Beduin solar field, a joint 8- megawatt project of the Tarabin tribe and the Arava Power Company that will stand on 150 dunams (8 hectares) of land in the Abu Basma Regional Council, Arava Power reported.
“I would like to thank all those who were involved and led this project, with special thanks to the Southern Regional Planning and Building Committee,” Haj Mousa Tarabin said in a statement.
“I am glad there are people who are concerned and are helping the Beduin to improve their lifestyle: on the economic level as well as creating various sources of income. I would like to request that the Provisional License for Generating Electricity [from renewable sources] be granted in a timely manner to enable commencement of the project.”…