Ashalim Plot B

The Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station, located in Israel’s Negev desert, is one of the largest projects of its type in the world. It is also the first concentrating solar power plant built in Israel by the partner companies- BrightSource, GE Renewable Energy and the Noy Fund. The $840 million project was announced in 2008 and construction began at the end of 2014 by GE Renewable Energy.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Operational
Location

Ashalim
Israel

Region
Negev Desert
Lat/Long Location
30°
57'
44.00"
North
34°
43'
40.00"
East
Land Area
3.15 km²
Electricity Generation
320,000 MWh/yr
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
$840 million
PPA/Tariff Rate
0.79 NIS per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
PPA/Tariff Information
0.22 US$/kWh
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Megalim Solar Power Ltd
EPC Contractor
General Electric
Operator(s)
General Electric
Generation Offtaker(s)
Israel Electricity Corporation

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
1,052,480 m²
# of Heliostats
50,600
Heliostat Aperture Area
20.8 m²
Heliostat Description
4x5.2 m
Tower Height
240 m

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
121 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
121 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Ashalim Plot B (Megalim)
Location: Israel
Owner(s) (%): BrightSource Energy (25%)
General Electric (25%)
NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (50%)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
121 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
121 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2019

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