Ketura solar power installation, Israel’s first, begins capturing clean energy

11.06.2011                      09.Siwan, 5771                      Beha'alotcha


Ketura solar power installation, Israel's first, begins capturing clean energy

But questions remain over whether venture can help government meet targets.

A group of Anglos are largely responsible for Israel's first major solar power field, which was inaugurated earlier this week to much fanfare. But while the desert installation is harnessing the power of the sun to the peak tune of 4.95 megawatts, questions remain over Israel's ability to meet its stated renewable energy goals and whether the panels can offset the energy used for their own production….