No Camels: Renewable Energy in the Negev: Israel’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Solar Valley

By Raz Tal, NoCamels January 18, 2018 0 Comments
When Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, expressed his vision over 60 years ago “to make the desert bloom,” he may not have expected a multi-billion-dollar initiative that combines three massive solar power plants, the world’s tallest solar tower, and a wastewater treatment plant, all housed near a tiny Israeli community of roughly 500 people in the Negev desert.
The ambitious projects were launched in late 2014, following an Israeli government-set objective of having renewable energy contribute to 10 percent of electricity generation by 2020. And almost all are near completion. Click here to read the article in its entirety.