Ketura Sun gets first license for medium solar field

11.10.2011                      13.Tischrei. 5772

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Ketura Sun gets first license for medium solar field

Officially launched last June, the 4.95-megawatt, NIS 80 million Ketura Sun field stands on an 80- dunam piece of land.

The Public Utility Authority (PUA) granted Arava Power Company’s Ketura Sun facility the country’s first permanent production license for a medium-sized solar field on Monday, the authority announced late that afternoon.
Among the stipulations of the field’s new license is a guarantee that Israel Electric Corporation will purchase electricity from the field for 20 years, at a tariff fixed for the duration of the license, according to a statement from the PUA.
To date, the PUA has granted 188 conditional licenses to solar fields….