First solar field to be launched in Arava’s Kibbutz Ketura

03.06.2011                      1.Siwan, 5771                      Rosch Chodesch; Tag 45 des Omer


First solar field to be launched in Arava's Kibbutz Ketura

A 4.95-megawatt field will begin providing electricity to 3 kibbutzim this summer, a power supply equivalent to 17% of Eilat’s energy needs.

Rolling northward on Highway 90 through the Arava Desert from the Eilat Airport, a sea of blue suddenly became visible in the distance – an oasis in a parched landscape.
“I can’t believe it,” Yosef Abramowitz, co-founder and president of Arava Power Company, told The Jerusalem Post this week, grinning from ear to ear as the taxi approached Kibbutz Ketura. “Everybody tried stopping this – everybody. It’s amazing.”…